Series VPRS 10861
Personal Description Of Prisoners Received Book
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Date Range: Series 1850 - 1854
  Series in Custody 1850 - 1854
  Contents 1850 - 1854
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1850 - By 1854 His Majesty's Gaol, Pentridge (known as Pentridge Prison) VA 863
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1992 - cont Correctional Services (known as CORE, the Public Correctional Enterprise) VA 4367
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the index at the front to ascertain whether there is an entry for the subject in the book.

  • Function / Content
    The function of this book is to maintain a personal description of prisoners received into custody. Information recorded includes the prisoner's name; date received into custody; prisoner number; native place; year of birth; trade or calling; religion; personal description; particular marks; offence; sentence and date of conviction; previous history; and character while undergoing sentence. The prisoner's previous history provides information about the date of the prisoner's arrival into the colony and the name of the ship. Entries under the prisoner's character while undergoing sentence include incidents of misconduct and the punishment metered out. Details regarding the prisoner's transfer to another prison or his discharge are included here. This book is indexed at the front.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The entries in this book are arranged chronologically by date that prisoners were received into custody. Each prisoner was allocated a sequential number.

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P0000 1850 - 1854 Open 1
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