State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

Series S693 - SUPERINTENDENT'S ORDERS

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AU WA S693

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SUPERINTENDENT'S ORDERS

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  • 1850-08-25 - (Creation)

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AU WA A220 - FREMANTLE PRISON (1855-01-01 - 1991-10-31)

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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.

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Records kept by the Superintendent of the Convict Establishment/Fremantle Prison. The volumes record discharges and transfers of prisoners, orders relating to officers (promotions, resignations, reprimands etc) and the orders are initialled by (presumably) the Superintendent. Some volumes include an index in which the names of officers, prisoners, depots or other institutions concerned in the orders are listed. Cons 4190/1 includes copies of letters and memos written by the Superintendent between 7.1.1871 and 1.2.1871. Cons 4326 contains orders sent from the Superintendent to the officer in charge of the Cookhouse 1952 - 1966.

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Open access except items identified as restricted for 70yrs

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Archivist's note

Range Control Symbol = 1 -
Copies: Microfilm registers for Cons. 1156, items SO 1 - 14, are held by the State Records Office of Western Australia

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