State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department for Culture and the Arts.

AU WA A442 - CONVICT ESTABLISHMENT

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

CONVICT ESTABLISHMENT

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A442

Description area

Dates of existence

1850-01-01 - 1887-04-30

History

In 1850 a Board of Directors of convict prisons was set up in England. Fremantle Prison was built as a convict establishment by the British government in the 1850's as a result of the decision taken in 1849 to transport British felons to Western Australia. The last convict arrived in Western Australia in 1868 and Fremantle Prison was transferred to the colonial government in 1886. The transfer of the Imperial Convict Establishment and the Imperial Invalid Depot was completed on 30 April 1887.

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A416 - CASUARINA PRISON (1991-06-07 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A416

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1991-01-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A220 - FREMANTLE PRISON (1855-01-01 - 1991-10-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A220

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1855-01-01 - 1991-01-01

Description of relationship

Related unit of description

Series S691 - LISTS - CONVICTS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1850-01-01 - 1853-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S1811 - REGISTERS - CORRESPONDENCE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1853-01-01 - 1889-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1817 - LETTERBOOKS - SHERIFF AND INSPECTOR OF PRISONS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1885-01-01 - 1889-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1818 - LETTERBOOKS - COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF PRISONS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1850-01-25 - 1889-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1819 - INDEXES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1882-01-01 - 1889-12-31

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Series S1821 - RECORDS OF RATIONS AND LUXURY ISSUES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1879-01-01 - 1889-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S2334 - CERTIFICATES - CONDITIONAL PARDON, TICKETS OF LEAVE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S1866 - COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S DESPATCH BOOKS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1858-01-01 - 1889-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S847 - OCCURRENCE BOOKS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1854-04-23 - 1870-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S851 - RETURNS - MT ELIZA DEPOT

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1857-11-05 - 1868-05-15

Related unit of description

Series S1135 - REGISTER - EXPIREES AND CONDITIONAL PARDONS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S1136 - LISTS - PENSIONERS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S1137 - CORRESPONDENCE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1853-08-15 - 1859-11-16

Related unit of description

Series S1138 - LISTS - CONVICTS OF GOOD CONDUCT

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes