State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

Series S851 - RETURNS - MT ELIZA DEPOT

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AU WA S851

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RETURNS - MT ELIZA DEPOT

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  • 1857-11-05 - 1868-05-15 (Creation)

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

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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 1850's 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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Statistical returns showing work done at various depots eg, Mt Eliza and public works eg, Perth Bridge and Guildford Road. Shows numbers of men engaged in various jobs each day and amounts of stone etc quarried, carted etc.

State Archives does not expect to receive further consignments in this series. Occ 9 also contains WAS 849 Stores Issues.

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Range Control Symbol = Occ 8 - Occ 9

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