State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

Series S751 - DAY BOOKS

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AU WA S751

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DAY BOOKS

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  • 1887-05-01 - (Creation)

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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 record of events in the prison. Shows the total number of prisoners in the gaol, arrivals, discharges, how various prisoners were occupied eg 1 prisoner groom to the Government Resident, 1 groom to the Medical Officer, 6 prisoners whitewashing the hospital etc.

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Range Control Symbol = 1-

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