Series VPRS 528
Register of Seamen Prisoners
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Date Range: Series 1853 - 1885
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1885
  Contents 1853 - 1885
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1853 - 1855 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
1855 - 1871 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
1871 - 1885 Penal and Gaols Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 1464
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1996 - 2003 Correctional Services (known as CORE, the Public Correctional Enterprise) VA 4367
2003 - cont Corrections Victoria VA 4819
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  • How to use the Records
    In relation to unit 1 consult the index for the page number for that prisoner. In relation to unit 2, scan the register for the relevant period when the prisoner commenced his sentence. The records in this series are fragile. They have been closed under Section 11 of the Public Records Act in the interests of their preservation. For this reason, these records are not available for public inspection.

  • Function / Content
    The purpose of the registers is to record details about seamen whom are imprisoned on the hulks. Information about the prisoners includes a personal description, name of ship, offence, sentence, date of conviction, the name of the hulk where confined and the date when discharged from custody. Unit 1 is indexed.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The entries in the registers are arranged by the registration number allocated to each prisoner.

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P0000 1853 - 1885 Closed 2
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