State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

Series S672 - REGISTERS - LOCAL PRISONERS (MALE)

Identity area

Reference code

AU WA S672

Title

REGISTERS - LOCAL PRISONERS (MALE)

Date(s)

  • 1888-10-03 - 1959-12-31 (Creation)
  • 1888-10-03 - 1959-12-31 (Accumulation)

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Context area

Name of creator

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.

Archival history

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Scope and content

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 and write, personal description (identifying marks - e.g. tattoos, scars, etc.). Particulars of conviction are also recorded: date of conviction, place of conviction, before whom sentenced, offence, sentence, remarks.

The item date range for the records listed is the first date of conviction of the first prisoner entering Fremantle Prison and the first date of conviction of the last prisoner entering Fremantle Prison, as recorded in the volume. Some prisoners were admitted to Fremantle Prison more than once. From volume 8 onwards, the date of discharge and remissions are shown.

Some early prisoner registrations are accompanied by prisoner mugshots.

A card index of prisoners has been compiled by Fremantle Prison Museum - see Records Series No. 680.

NB: Access to these registers is restricted for seventy years from the date given in the item date range. This extra period of restriction is to accommodate later entries for prisoners who have re-offended.

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Conditions governing access (legacy)

Restricted 70 years

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Identifier

Category of relationship

Preceding

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1888-01-01 - 1969-12-31

Identifier

Category of relationship

Succeeding

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1888-01-01 - 1959-12-31

Identifier

Category of relationship

Succeeding

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1863-01-01 - 1902-12-31

Identifier

Category of relationship

Controlled

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1888-10-03 - 1959-12-31

Identifier

Category of relationship

Preceding

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1970-01-01 - 1991-12-31

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Archivist's note

Range Control Symbol = 1 -

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