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LETTERBOOKS - RESIDENT MAGISTRATE AND CLERK OF COURTS

  • AU WA S4527
  • Series
  • 1838-03-14 -

This series consists of letterbooks of the Resident Magistrate - including:Bunbury (at first known as Leschenault), containing copies of outwards letters written by the Registrar to settlers and to various officials including the Governor, Colonia...

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE - BUNBURY

REGISTERS - RECEIPTS AND DISCHARGES

  • AU WA S697
  • Series
  • 1850-01-01 - 1991-10-31

Registers of receipts and discharges from Fremantle Prison. The registers show date, name and registration number of prisoner, whether on trial, debtor, remand, reform, local, juvenile, Aboriginal, condemned, female, with total number for each cat...

FREMANTLE PRISON

SUPERINTENDENT'S ORDERS

  • AU WA S693
  • Series
  • 1850-08-25 -

Records kept by the Superintendent of the Convict Establishment/Fremantle Prison. The volumes record discharges and transfers of prisoners, orders relating to officers (promotions, resignations, reprimands etc) and the orders are initialled by (...

FREMANTLE PRISON

REGISTERS - CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1811
  • Series
  • 1853-01-01 - 1905-12-31

Registers of correspondence. Includes entries for correspondence concerning individual prisoners and notification of ticket of leave, as well as for official correspondence.

GAOLS DEPARTMENT

TICKET OF LEAVE BUTTS

  • AU WA S1661
  • Series
  • 1853-01-01 -

These are the butts from which tickets of leave were torn. They record the passing of a particular ticket of leave holder from one district to another. They are dated and the registration number of each holder is given.

YORK CLERK OF COURTS

TICKETS OF LEAVE - HALF-YEARLY RETURNS

  • AU WA S1662
  • Series
  • 1854-01-01 -

These record: registration number and name of ticket of leave holder, name and residence of employer, rate of wages and date of issue. They were issued to ticket of leave holders twice a year.

YORK CLERK OF COURTS

CHARGE BOOKS - POLICE COURT

  • AU WA S585
  • Series
  • 1856-01-01 -

Each charge sheet gives date, name of person charged, nature of charge and how disposed of.

FREMANTLE CLERK OF COURTS

MEDICAL JOURNALS

  • AU WA S701
  • Series
  • 1857-11-16 - 1907-03-16

Daily medical journal recording number of sick in the Infirmary, number of admissions and discharges, number of casual sick prescribed for in the Prison, number of fresh cases among the casual sick, numbers of prisoners under punishment visited, n...

FREMANTLE PRISON

COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S DESPATCH BOOKS

  • AU WA S1866
  • Series
  • 1858-01-05 - 1894-10-12

Copies of despatches to the Governor of Western Australia from the Secretary of State for the Colonies on matters relating to convicts.

GAOLS DEPARTMENT

RECORDS OF PRISON LABOUR

  • AU WA S1822
  • Series
  • 1863-01-01 - 1926-12-31

Records of prison labour including time and labour books, registers of men in various work parties, registers of work done by various trades.

FREMANTLE PRISON

PRESCRIPTION BOOK

  • AU WA S687
  • Series
  • 1863-12-02 - 1868-03-18

Copies of outside prescriptions ie. prescriptions for non-prisoners, including warders and their families and staff, water police, and other prison staff.

FREMANTLE PRISON

PLAINT FILES - LOCAL COURT - GERALDTON

  • AU WA S4604
  • Series
  • 1865-01-01 -

Plaints are applications by persons wishing to bring an action in the Local Court. Details include names of the parties involved, substance of the action and the plaint no. Includes Greenough Courthouse.

GERALDTON CLERK OF COURTS

RETURNS - PRISONERS

  • AU WA S1697
  • Series
  • 1866-01-01 -

Returns by month & year of prisoners at the Newcastle Gaol and including local prisoners and convicts. Details include: no., name, sentence, date arrived and date of discharge.

NEWCASTLE GAOL

FILES - GENERAL

  • AU WA S706
  • Series
  • 1869-01-01 - 1991-10-31

General administrative files of Fremantle Prison. The series has its own numbering system. Other files relating to Fremantle Prison are included in Accession 968, Prisons Department files, listed on AN 123.

FREMANTLE PRISON

CHARGE BOOKS - POLICE COURT

  • AU WA S770
  • Series
  • 1869-02-08 -

Police Court charge books for Greenough Police Court Petty Sessions give date of trial, no. of charge, no. of Ticket of Leave, persons charged, condition, persons charging, charge, how disposed of, fines, fees.

GREENOUGH CLERK OF COURTS

REGISTERS - PLAINTS - LOCAL COURT

  • AU WA S584
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 -

Registers of plaints from the local court, Fremantle. Volumes contain number of plaint, names of plaintiffs and defendants, amount, particulars of claim, for whom judgement was made, costs, total amount.

FREMANTLE CLERK OF COURTS

REGISTER - TICKETS OF LEAVE

  • AU WA S1660
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 -

The register attempts to maintain a record of the employment history of ticket of leave holders. Details may include: name of ticket of leave holder, name of employers and details of employment.As the register is fragile, access is via a microfilm...

YORK CLERK OF COURTS

OCCURRENCE BOOKS

  • AU WA S684
  • Series
  • 1872-09-23 - 1991-10-31

Daily occurrence books for various sections or divisions within the prison.Occurrence books for different divisions are in separate consignments.Cons 4259 seems to be a general occurrence book and shows numbers of inmates at morning and evening mu...

FREMANTLE PRISON

REGISTERS - LOCAL PRISONERS

  • AU WA S1809
  • Series
  • 1876-01-01 - 1888-12-31

Registers of prisoners at Perth Gaol, arranged by prisoner number. The registers show name, convict number where applicable, class (expiree, free etc.), age, offence, sentence, where sentenced, trade, religion, prison character, dates of admission...

PERTH GAOL

MINUTES - COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS

  • AU WA S1716
  • Series
  • 1878-01-01 - 1929-12-31

Minutes of proceedings for cases heard in the Court of Petty Sessions, Licensing Court and Police Court. Details may include: name of plaintiff and defendant, date, amount claimed and costs.

WILLIAMS CLERK OF COURTS

REGISTERS - CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

  • AU WA S682
  • Series
  • 1878-11-30 - 1964-10-26

Registers of corporal punishment inflicted. Shows name and registration number of prisoner, offence, number of lashes, sentenced by, date received, officials present.There is also a record of birchings from 1888 - 1962, showing name, offence, num...

FREMANTLE PRISON

RECORDS OF RATIONS AND LUXURY ISSUES

  • AU WA S1821
  • Series
  • 1879-01-01 - 1936-12-31

Records of rations and luxuries for Perth Gaol, work parties, Fremantle Prison, Pardalup Prison Farm, Rottnest Gaol.

GAOLS DEPARTMENT

CASH BOOKS

  • AU WA S376
  • Series
  • 1880-01-01 -

The volumes list cash receipts, payments and amounts received and paid out.

YORK CLERK OF COURTS

INDEXES

  • AU WA S1819
  • Series
  • 1882-01-01 - 1923-12-31

Indexes to correspondence and Departmental register (Gaols Dept).

GAOLS DEPARTMENT

ACCOUNTS BOOK

  • AU WA S688
  • Series
  • 1884-04-01 -

Record of accounts issued by J F Stone, Convict Cash Accountant, to the Directors of Convict Prisons. Accounts are listed monthly from April 1884 to April 1886 and detail the expenses of the convict prisons. The total for each month is shown. A...

FREMANTLE PRISON

EVIDENCE BOOKS - COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS

  • AU WA S1641
  • Series
  • 1884-10-01 -

Records details of the court hearing. Includes name of accused, charge, date and number of charge, details of evidence, defence, cross questioning etc.

ALBANY CLERK OF COURTS

LETTERBOOKS - SHERIFF AND INSPECTOR OF PRISONS

  • AU WA S1817
  • Series
  • 1885-01-01 - 1904-12-31

Letterbooks of the Sheriff and Inspector of Prisons. Includes mostly outward correspondence but inward correspondence 1894-1899.

GAOLS DEPARTMENT

COMMITMENT BOOKS

  • AU WA S844
  • Series
  • 1886-03-19 - 1932-01-01

Commitment Book for Aboriginal native prisoners and reformatory boys (at back of book). For Aboriginal prisoners it shows registration number, name, date of commitment, date of arrival, crime, sentence, tribe, magistrate, when due for discharge, w...

ROTTNEST GAOL

INDEX - PRISONERS - ALIASES

  • AU WA S798
  • Series
  • 1888-01-01 -

Card indes of aliases used by prisoners. The index was compiled by staff of Fremantle Prison Museum. Cards are arranged alphabetically by alias with the name under which prisoner was registered. There is also a small note pad with information. ...

FREMANTLE PRISON

INDEX - PRISONERS - FREMANTLE - MALE

  • AU WA S680
  • Series
  • 1888-01-01 - 1991-10-31

Card index of male inmates of Fremantle Prison compiled by Fremantle Prison Museum. Cards are arranged alphabetically by prisoner's name and give the registration number. A microfilm copy of Cons 4204 is available.

FREMANTLE PRISON

PHOTOGRAPHS - PRISONERS

  • AU WA S681
  • Series
  • 1888-01-01 - 1991-10-31

Black and white photographs of prisoners arranged by registration number.NB: The collection of photographs for inmates at Fremantle Prison is not complete and many photographs, particularly for the early period of the Gaol, are missing.Some photog...

FREMANTLE PRISON

REGISTERS - LOCAL PRISONERS (MALE)

  • AU WA S672
  • Series
  • 1888-10-03 - 1959-12-31

Registers of prisoners at Fremantle Prison, arranged by prisoner number. The registers record the following details for each prisoner: name, nationality, place of birth, age, physical details, marital status, religion, trade, whether can read an...

FREMANTLE PRISON

EVIDENCE FILES - GERALDTON COURTHOUSE

  • AU WA S4603
  • Series
  • 1889-01-01 -

Files of affidavits and other documents for cases held at the General Quarter Sessions and other cases (e.g.bankruptcy) at the Geraldton Courthouse, also Greenough Courthouse.

GERALDTON CLERK OF COURTS

FILES - DEPARTMENTAL

  • AU WA S3054
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 -

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 matter...

GAOLS DEPARTMENT

RETURNS

  • AU WA S396
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1898-12-31

Cash returns for the destruction of native dogs and hawks showing amount and to whom paid.

ALBANY CLERK OF COURTS

MAGISTRATE'S EVIDENCE BOOKS - COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS

  • AU WA S725
  • Series
  • 1894-04-16 - 1937-12-31

Minutes of evidence for cases heard in the Court of Petty Sessions. Details include plaint no., names of defendant and plaintiff and the judgment summons. Relevant plaints can be seen at WAS 1575, Acc 786/259-299.

CUE CLERK OF COURTS

CHARGE BOOKS - PETTY SESSIONS

  • AU WA S1556
  • Series
  • 1894-05-02 -

Details include date of trial, number of charge, person charged, fines.

MARBLE BAR CLERK OF COURTS

MINUTES - COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS

  • AU WA S1579
  • Series
  • 1894-10-27 - 1914-02-27

Minutes of cases heard in the Court of Petty Sessions. Details include plaint no., names of persons involved and minutes of the evidence.

NANNINE CLERK OF COURTS

CHARGE SHEETS

  • AU WA S2770
  • Series
  • 1895-01-01 -

Records charges heard in the court of petty sessions (or police court). Shows number of charge, name of accused, nature of charge, name and occupation of person charging, how disposed of, signatures of magistrates and dates, details of fine (if any).

KALGOORLIE CLERK OF COURTS

RECORD AND MINUTE BOOK

  • AU WA S2769
  • Series
  • 1895-01-01 -

Record and Minute Book of the Kalgoorlie Local Court. This volume records the name of the plaintiff, the name of the defendant, the nature of the charge and the judgement/summons. Names of plaintiffs and defendants are indexed at the front of this...

KALGOORLIE CLERK OF COURTS

REGISTER - BAILIFF

  • AU WA S395
  • Series
  • 1895-01-01 - 1982-01-01

Details of summons served and executed by the bailiff.

YALGOO CLERK OF COURTS

MEDICAL CERTIFICATES OF CAUSE OF DEATH

  • AU WA S764
  • Series
  • 1895-05-30 - 1942-01-31

Volume of medical certificates of the cause of death of prisoners. Deaths recorded between 1895 - 1899 are for Rottnest, between 1931 - 1942 are for Fremantle Prison. Where the medical certificate has been issued only the butt remains showing de...

FREMANTLE PRISON

JUDGEMENT SUMMONS BOOK - LOCAL COURT

  • AU WA S724
  • Series
  • 1896-04-19 -

Judgement Summons Books give Date, No. of Plaint, No. of J.S., Plaintiff, Residence, Defendant, Residence, Amount of Judgement, Fees, Order of Court.

CUE CLERK OF COURTS

COURT RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1790
  • Series
  • 1896-01-01 - 1964-12-31

This is an artificial series created by the State Archives. No more records are expected. Includes correspondence, files relating to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act etc.

CUE CLERK OF COURTS

RETURNS - CELLULAR DIVISION - RELIGIOUS STATE

  • AU WA S850
  • Series
  • 1896-07-03 -

Returns for the Cellular Division showing religious state of prisoners. Entries are daily and are number of probation prisoners, reconvicted prisoners, local prisoners and ticket of leave men who are protestant or catholic. There are no names, thi...

FREMANTLE PRISON

INDEX - PRISONERS - FREMANTLE - FEMALE

  • AU WA S795
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1970-01-01

Card index of female inmates of Fremantle Prison compiled by Fremantle Prison Museum. Cards are arranged alphabetically by prisoner's name and give the registration number. A microfilm copy of Cons 4205 is available.

FREMANTLE PRISON

FILES - COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS

  • AU WA S1774
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1922-12-31

Files for cases heard in the Court of Quarter Sessions, Cue. Some cases were referred from the Court of Petty Sessions or the Coroners Court. Some cases were referred from Courts of Petty Sessions at Nannine, Day Dawn, Peak Hill, Sandstone etc. F...

CUE CLERK OF COURTS

CORRESPONDENCE AND CIRCULARS

  • AU WA S728
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

This is an artificial series created by the State Archives to cover single items containing correspondence and circulars sent to Cue from various government departments (including Crown Law, Treasury and Registrar-General). Further records are no...

CUE CLERK OF COURTS

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