State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

Series S677 - REGISTERS - PRISONERS CONFINED IN GERALDTON GAOL

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AU WA S677

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REGISTERS - PRISONERS CONFINED IN GERALDTON GAOL

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  • 1901-09-01 - 1931-11-28 (Creation)

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AU WA A371 - GERALDTON PRISON (1864-12-27 - 1984-01-01)

Administrative history

The Convict Depot in Geraldton was proclaimed a Public Gaol on 27 December 1864 under the Ordinance 12 Vic No. 7 of 1849. In 1964 Geraldton Prison became a "common gaol" i.e. it was administered by prison staff and not by the police. In 1967-68 Geraldton Prison expanded to include the buildings of an adjacent empty hospital and was entitled Geraldton Regional Prison. In 1984-85 prisoners were transferred to Greenough Regional Prison.

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Registers of prisoners confined in Geraldton Gaol month by month from September 1901 to November 1931. Shows prisoner's number, description, name, offence, sentence, committing magistrate, district from, date of admission, committal and discharge, how disposed of, marital status, ability to read and write, age, nationality, birthplace, religion, trade, remission.

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Restricted 70 years

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1903-10-12 -

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