Series VPRS 11767
Visiting Justices' Register
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Date Range: Series ? 1890 - 1988
  Series in Custody 1951 - 1988
  Contents 1951 - 1988
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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1890 - 1988 His Majesty's Gaol, Pentridge (known as Pentridge Prison) VA 863
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1992 - 2003 Department of Justice VA 3085
2003 - cont Corrections Victoria VA 4819
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  • How to use the Records
    Researchers will need to know the approximate date of the hearing(s) they are interested in and consult the consignment details for the relevant unit(s).

  • Function / Content
    Section 120 of the Social Welfare Act 1970 (No.8089) allows for the appointment of Visiting Justices through the Governor in Council. A visiting justice was to, in rotation with other visiting justices, visit a prison not more than once a week and make reports to the governor-in-council as required.

    This series also contains entries pertaining to prisoners applications and complaints to the visiting justice. VPRS 10930 Prisoners Application to Visiting Justice 1928-1942 also contains similar information.

    Entries in the volumes include the date of the hearing, details of the charge/complaint, name of the visiting justice, decision and the signature of the particular visiting justice.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The records are arranged chronologically by date of visit. It should also be noted that as volumes were physically located in different parts of the prison there is an overlap of dates between some volumes.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1951 - 1988 Closed 3
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