State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Series S1821 - RECORDS OF RATIONS AND LUXURY ISSUES

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AU WA S1821

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RECORDS OF RATIONS AND LUXURY ISSUES

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  • 1879-01-01 - 1936-12-31 (Creation)

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

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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.

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AU WA A442 - CONVICT ESTABLISHMENT (1850-01-01 - 1887-04-30)

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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 1850s 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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Records of rations and luxuries for Perth Gaol, work parties, Fremantle Prison, Pardalup Prison Farm, Rottnest Gaol.

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Range Control Symbol = F7 - F10

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