Series S676 - REGISTERS - LOCAL PRISONERS

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AU WA S676

Title

REGISTERS - LOCAL PRISONERS

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  • 1903-10-12 - (Creation)

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Name of creator

AU WA A371 - GERALDTON PRISON (1864-12-27 - 1984-01-01)

Administrative history

The Convict Depot in Geraldton was proclaimed a Public Gaol on 27 December 1864 under the Ordinance 12 Vic No. 7 of 1849. In 1964 Geraldton Prison became a "common gaol" i.e. it was administered by prison staff and not by the police. In 1967-68 Geraldton Prison expanded to include the buildings of an adjacent empty hospital and was entitled Geraldton Regional Prison. In 1984-85 prisoners were transferred to Greenough Regional Prison.

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Scope and content

Registers of prisoners at Geraldton Prison, arranged by prisoner number. The registers show name, nationality, place of birth, age, physical details, marital status, religion, trade, whether can read and write, personal description (identifying marks eg. tattoos, scars etc). Particulars of conviction are shown : date, place, before whom, offence, sentence, remarks.
Item date range on consignment list shows the first date of conviction of first prisoner entered and the first date of conviction of the last prisoner listed in the volume. Some prisoners were admitted more than once.
From volume number 11 the prisoner numbering system begins again at 1. (Cons 4187).
From time to time throughout the volumes there are slips in the numbering system, eg. in Cons 4187/1 G1230 follows G1299 so that there is a duplication of numbers between 1230 and 1299.
A card index of prisoners has been compiled by staff of Fremantle Prison Museum (WAS 797).

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Restricted 70 years

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1903-10-12 -

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Archivist's note

Range Control Symbol = 1-

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