Series S3054 - FILES - DEPARTMENTAL

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Reference code

AU WA S3054

Title

FILES - DEPARTMENTAL

Date(s)

  • 1890-01-01 - (Creation)
  • 1889-01-01 - 1968-12-31 (Accumulation)

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Name of creator

AU WA A214 - GAOLS DEPARTMENT (1890-01-01 - 1947-01-01)

Administrative history

A Gaols Department appears to be a sub-department of the Colonial Secretary's Office by 1890. In 1947 the Gaols Department was renamed the Prisons Department.

Name of creator

AU WA A215 - PRISONS DEPARTMENT [1] (1947-01-01 - 1971-01-01)

Administrative history

The Prisons Act Amendment Act 1971 abolished the title of Comptroller General of Prisons and created the post of Director of the Department of Corrections. Prisons Department accordingly became Department of Corrections.

Name of creator

AU WA A216 - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (1971-01-01 - 1982-08-01)

Administrative history

The Prisons Department became the Department of Corrections in 1971 following the passing of the Prisons Act Amendment Act which established the post of Director of the Department of Corrections. The Department was renamed the Prisons Department in 1982.

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Scope and content

The files in this record series comprise the main departmental files of the Gaol's Department, as well as successive departments responsible for the prison system in Western Australia.

The files cover a wide range of subjects, including matters to do with individual prisoners, prison staff and gaols.

(Files in this Record Series were previously listed at the State Records Office at reference: AN 123/2; Accession 968).

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Annual single number

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Restricted 70 years

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