Cover image for Prisoners Record Books.
Series:
Prisoners Record Books.
Series Number:
Access:
Open
Start Date:
01 Jan 1890
End Date:
31 Dec 1962
Excludes Dates:
31 Dec 1897 - 01 Jan 1902
Source:
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 182331 Dec 1936

01 Jan 193631 Dec 1959

22 Dec 195915 Mar 1983
Controlling Series:
GD65 Index to Prisoners Record Books.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1962
How to Use:
Digital images of some items in this record series are available to view online by clicking on the item links below to get to the Item Details pages. Copies may be made for private research/study but any other use requires permission from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.

The original records are fragile as they were partially burnt in a fire at the Hobart Gaol. For this reason, clients must use the digitised or microfilmed copies as access to the originals is restricted for preservation reasons - s.18 Archives Act 1983.

Orders for high resolution copies of photographs that require access to these original records cannot be taken.
Series notes:
Physical descriptions and photographs, birth place & dob,religion,education and marital status. There are details of offences and sentences inlcuding dates and places of sentences not served in Tasmania.Index to GD63. GD62 covers record books 1-22. Record books 1 and 4 are not held in Archives. GD64 contains references to books 5 (a few sentences only) to 23. Record book 23 is not held in the Archives.

The record books in GD63 were badly burnt in the fire which destroyed a number of Gaol records and no longer have the "record book number" noted on them. The following list corelates "record book number" and series number: Record book number 2 - Series number GD63/1, RBN 3 - SN GD 63/2, RBN 5 - SN GD63/3, RBN 6 SN GD63/4, 7 - GD63/5, 8 - GD63/6, 9 - GD63/7, 10 - GD 63/8, 11 - GD 63/9, 12 - GD 63/10, 13 - GD 63/11,. 14 - GD 63/12, 15 GD 63/13, 16 GD 63/14, 17 - GD 63/15, 18 - GD 63/16, 19 - GD 63/17, 20 - GD 63/18, 21 - GD 63/19, 22 - GD 63/20. Later offences and sentences are also recorded as sometimes the offences committed within the Gaol.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
System of Arrangement:
Chronologically by date of first admission to the Gaol.
Items:


(Book No. 2).
(Book No. 3).
(Book No. 5).
(Book No. 6).
(Book No. 7).
(Book No. 8).
(Book No. 9).
(Book No. 10).
(Book No. 11).
(Book No. 12).
(Book No. 13).
(Book No. 14).
(Book No. 15).
(Book No. 16).
(Book No. 17).
(Book No. 18).
(Book No. 19).
(Book No. 20).
(Book No. 21).
(Book No. 22).
Book No. 1 (several prisoners at the beginning of the volume were sentenced in the late 1880s but the volume start date is really 1890)