State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

Series S682 - REGISTERS - CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

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AU WA S682

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REGISTERS - CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

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  • 1878-11-30 - 1964-10-26 (Creation)
  • 1878-11-30 - 1964-10-26 (Accumulation)

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

Administrative history

Fremantle Prison was built by convict labour between 1851 and 1855, and was first occupied in 1855. The Prison was closed in 1991 when the last prisoners were transferred to the new prison at Casuarina.

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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, number of strokes, date received, sentenced by. At the end of the volume is a list of executions, showing name, date of execution, place and remarks. The remarks column sometimes lists crime for which executed or victims' names.

Places of execution include Fremantle Prison, Perth, Rottnest, Geraldton, Roebourne, Derby Gaols.

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70 year restricted access status applies

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Range Control Symbol = 1-

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