Series VPRS 10863
Register of Names, Particulars and Personal Descriptions of Prisoners Received
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Date Range: Series 1854 - 1858
  Series in Custody 1854 - 1858
  Contents 1854 - 1858
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
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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
    Consult the index at the front of the volume for the prisoners being researched.

    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 function of the register is to provide detailed information about each prisoner upon entry into custody. Information recorded includes the prisoner's name; ship and year of arrival; year of birth; condition on arrival; former colonial convictions; physical description; education standard; particular marks; native place; religion; trade or calling; date admitted; offence; date of conviction; sentence; how disposed of. The register is indexed at the front. It provides the year and gaol number for each prisoner.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The register is arranged numerically by the annual gaol number assigned to each prisoner. The numerical sequence recommences at the beginning of each calendar year.

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