Agency VA 926
Fairlea Female Prison
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Date Range: 1956 - 1996
 
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Fairlea Womens Prison was established in 1956 as a replacement for the female reformatory at Pentridge.

Fairlea was located on the same site as the Yarra Bend Asylum, which closed in 1925. Fairlea closed in August 1996 and was replaced by the new ly run womens prison at Deer Park (known as Deer Park Womens Prison).

 
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- Handcraft Exhibits VPRS 4975 North Melbourne Open
? 1905 - 1996 Governor's General Correspondence Subject Files VPRS 11895 North Melbourne Closed
? 1953 - ? 1971 Statistical Reports (Female Prisons) VPRS 4838 North Melbourne Open
? 1973 - ? 1979 Prisoner's Personal Applications To The Governor (DESTROYED) VPRS 4841 Other Not Applicable
1890 - 1988 Visiting Justices' Register VPRS 11766 North Melbourne Closed
1894 - 1967 Conviction Book VPRS 4848 North Melbourne Closed
1894 - 1969 Register of Officers Wishing To See The Inspector-General VPRS 5062 North Melbourne Open
1894 - 1974 Officers Offence Book VPRS 4846 North Melbourne Closed
1907 - 1996 Register of Charges Heard Before the Governor VPRS 4849 North Melbourne Closed
1953 - 1971 Low Court and High Court Appeals Book VPRS 4835 North Melbourne Closed
1953 - 1976 Daily Discharge Diary VPRS 4842 North Melbourne Closed
1953 - 1979 Receipts For Remanded Prisoners Book VPRS 4837 North Melbourne Closed
1953 - 1981 Hobby Account Ledger VPRS 4845 North Melbourne Open
1953 - 1996 Admission and Discharge Register, Female VPRS 4833 North Melbourne Closed
1960 - 1996 Committee Minutes VPRS 11929 North Melbourne Closed
1967 - 1996 Governor's Diaries VPRS 4844 North Melbourne Closed
1970 - 1977 Officer's Reports On Prisoners VPRS 4836 North Melbourne Closed
By 1953 - By 1971 The Daily State of Her Majesty's Gaol, Female Division VPRS 4850 North Melbourne Open
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1956 - 1960 Penal and Gaols Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 1464
1960 - 1971 Social Welfare Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 2784
1971 - 1979 Social Welfare Department VA 946
1979 - 1983 Department of Community Welfare Services VA 613
1983 - 1992 Office of Corrections VA 1063
1992 - 1996 Department of Justice VA 3085
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1956 - 1996 Prisons and Youth Training Centres VRG 9