Series VPRS 10862
Register of Personal Descriptions of Prisoners Received
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Date Range: Series By 1871 - 1893
  Series in Custody 1871 - 1893
  Contents 1871 - 1893
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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By 1871 - 1893 Portland Gaol VA 4139
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1996 - 2003 Correctional Services (known as CORE, the Public Correctional Enterprise) VA 4367
2003 - cont Corrections Victoria VA 4819
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Knowing the approximate date when the prisoner being research entered into custody, consult the register.

  • Function / Content
    The function of this record series is to maintain a record of persons received into custody. Information recorded includes the prisoner's name; year of arrival into the colony; name of the ship on which the prisoner arrived; the person's condition (status) on arrival into the colony such as free or bond; former colonial convictions; personal description; education details; particular marks; native place; religion; trade or calling; admission details such as when, whence, purpose and offence; date of conviction; sentence; and how disposed of.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The register is arranged chronologically by date of receipt into custody and then in annual gaol number order.

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P0000 1871 - 1893 Open 1
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