Agency VA 2682
McLeod Training Centre [also known as French Island Reformatory Prison; McLeod Prison Farm]
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Date Range: 1916 - 1975
 
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An Afforestation Camp at French Island was first established in July 1916 but was formally known as the French Island Reformatory Prison (see Government Gazette 1916). The Afforestation Camp at French Island was "proving a valuable addition to the machinery for carrying out reformation work under the Indeterminate Sentences System" in 1917.

The institution was also known as the McLeod Prison Farm and as the
McLeod Training Centre until its closure in 1975.

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See list below for records of the McLeod Training Centre in the custody of the Public Record Office.

 
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? 1916 - 1975 Governor's Inward and Outward Correspondence VPRS 11974 North Melbourne Open
? 1975 - 1975 Governor's Diaries VPRS 11764 North Melbourne Closed
1916 - 1975 Superintendent's Diary VPRS 12082 North Melbourne Open
By 1953 - 1975 Daily Muster Roll/Distribution Register VPRS 8777 North Melbourne Open
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1916 - 1960 Penal and Gaols Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 1464
1960 - 1971 Social Welfare Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 2784
1971 - 1975 Social Welfare Department VA 946
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1916 - 1975 Prisons and Youth Training Centres VRG 9