Series VPRS 5341
Receiving And Personal Description Register
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Date Range: Series 1853 - ? 1902
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1902
  Contents Circa 1830 - 1902
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1853 - By 1902 Castlemaine Prison VA 1008
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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
    Knowing approximately when the prisoner was admitted into custody, consult the relevant unit.

  • Function / Content
    The function of this record series is to record prisoners as they are received into the prison. The detailed information recorded about each prisoner differs between the units. It includes their gaol number, name, registered prisoner number, migration details including the name of the ship and year of arrival into the Colony, former convictions, personal description, education in terms of literacy, particular physical marks, native place, religion, occupation, trade or calling, admission details, offence, sentence and date of conviction, and discharge details.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The units are arranged chronologically. The entries are arranged in Gaol number order for each prisoner. The numerical system is an annual system, recommencing each year.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1853 - 1902 Open 3
P0001 Circa 1830 - Circa 1858 Closed 1
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