Series VPRS 12942
Register of Female Prisoners Received
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Date Range: Series 1852 - ? 1870
  Series in Custody 1852 - 1857
  Contents 1852 - 1857
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1853 - 1870 Melbourne Gaol VA 4147
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1992 - cont Department of Justice VA 3085
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  • How to use the Records
    Series is arranged chronologically by date of prisoner reception at the gaol. There is no index to prisoners.

    Consult the Records Description List which lists the date range of each volume.

  • Function / Content
    Series comprises a register of female prisoners received at Melbourne Gaol. On reception at the gaol the personal details of every prisoner received was recorded in this register. For each prisoner the following details are recorded.

    - annual gaol number (not the prisoner number from VPRS 516)
    - name
    - date arrived in the colony (year) and ship
    - year of birth
    - condition on arrival
    - former colonial convictions
    - personal description height, make (i.e. build), complexion, colour of hair, eyes
    - education read or write, superior education
    - particular marks
    - native place
    - religion
    - trade or calling
    - admitted when, from where, purpose, offence, date of conviction, sentence, how disposed of

    VPRS 12942/P1 was previously registered as VPRS 521 unit 1. It was reserialised in 2002.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Series is arranged chronologically by date of reception at the prison.

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- 1853 Register of Names, Particulars and Personal Descriptions of Prisoners Received VPRS 521
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1853 - 1857 Closed 1
P0002 1852 - 1854 Open 1
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