Series S694 - CHIEF OFFICER'S JOURNAL

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AU WA S694

Title

CHIEF OFFICER'S JOURNAL

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  • 1965-12-01 - (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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Daily report kept by the Chief Officer. Shows date, name of officers on duty, details of prisoners escorted to places such as police station, hospital etc, name and registration number of prisoners transferred, discharged etc, details of morning and evening musters (number of males, number of females).

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Restricted 70 years

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Range Control Symbol = 1-

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