State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

Series S1811 - REGISTERS - CORRESPONDENCE

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AU WA S1811

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REGISTERS - CORRESPONDENCE

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  • 1853-01-01 - 1905-12-31 (Creation)

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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.

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

Administrative history

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

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Finding aids

Indexes to correspondence have been compiled by Ann and Bruce Buchanan, and are available in the SRO Search Room.

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Range Control Symbol = C30 - F1

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