Series S705 - REGISTERS - PRISONERS' POSSESSIONS

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AU WA S705

Title

REGISTERS - PRISONERS' POSSESSIONS

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  • 1967-01-08 - (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 personal possessions belonging to female prisoners in Geraldton Prison. Shows prisoner's name and registration number, date, checklist of items, amount of money, prisoner's signature on reception, and date and signature on discharge, matron's signature or initials. Shows if transferred to another prison(Fremantle/Bandyup).

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Restricted 70 years

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Range Control Symbol = 1-

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