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Agency:
Gaol (Branch)
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1823
End Date:
31 Dec 1936
Description:
The management and control of gaols and the safe custody, punishment, training of prisoners confined therein.NOTES: Terminology - It has not always been possible to determine which records relate to: 1. The Gaol proper - for unconvicted prisoners. 2. The House of Correction/Penitentiary - for convicted prisoners serving sentence. 3. Both the above. Where a series has related only to the Gaol proper this has been indicated but generally it has been assumed that other series related to both. In general the term 'gaol' has been used for the whole institution unless otherwise indicated. Because of the Acts governing penal institutions it is not always clear whether there always was a clearly defined distinction between the two functions. Records kept: A list specifying the types of records to be maintained at the Gaol in 1845 can be found in CSO 22/144 p. 109-111.~
Legislation Administered:
Prison act 1868 (32 Vic. No.11) and amendements esp. The Prison Act 1908, The Prison Act 1924.
Legislation Creating:
Charter of the Supreme Court 30 Oct 1823 (proclaimed 31 Mar 1824)
Functions Performed:
Law enforcement
Controlling Agencies:
Sheriff's Office (TA36)01 Jan 182431 Dec 1924
Previous Agencies:
Convict Department (TA60)01 Jan 181831 Dec 1877
Subsequent Agencies:
Gaol Department (TA32)01 Jan 193631 Dec 1959
Series Created By Agency:
AA960 Records about proposed Scales of Task Work for Prisoners Sentenced Three Months to Three Years.01 Jan 182331 Dec 1936

GD44 Alphabetical Register of Debtors in the Gaol.01 Jan 183431 Dec 1843

GD21 Daily Journal of the Deputy Gaoler.01 Jan 183431 Dec 1955

GD55 Record of Prisoners Released on Probation under the Indeterminate Sentences Act, 1921.01 Jan 183531 Dec 1946

GD35 Alphabetical Register of Prisoners admitted.01 Jan 183631 Dec 1938

GD31 Register of Admissions and Discharges ("gaol" Only).01 Jan 183631 Dec 1888

AD836 Gaol Delivery Warrant23 Oct 185023 Oct 1850

GD12 Register of Salaries paid.01 Jun 185431 Dec 1923

GD7 Standing Orders and Permanent Instructions issued by the Superintendent.01 Jan 185631 Dec 1964

GD27 Wardens Daily Reports.01 Jan 185631 Dec 1960

AA955 Documents relating to the Transfer of Prisoners to Other Institutions.01 Jan 185731 Dec 1892

GD80 Record of the Employment of Prisoners As Domestic Staff Within the Gaol.01 Jan 185831 Dec 1859

GD109 Index to Minutes of Hearings of Charges Against Prisoners, Heard by the Superintendent.01 Jan 185931 Dec 1889

GD106 Minutes of Hearings of Charges Against Prisoners, Heard by the Superintendent.01 Jan 185931 Dec 1939

GD37 Register of the Admission of Males Committed for Trial.01 Jan 185931 Dec 1894

GD68 Index to Prisoners Description Records.01 Jan 186031 Dec 1952

GD111 Memoranda received by the Sheriff (Forwarded to the Gaol) from the Attorney-General, relating to Applications for Remission of Sentence.01 Jan 186031 Dec 1890

GD67 Physical Description of Prisoners received.01 Jan 186031 Dec 1936

GD108 Minutes of Hearings by Justices of the Peace of Charges Against Prisoners for Offences Committed in the Gaol.01 Jan 186231 Dec 1959

GD40 Register of Females admitted with Reports on their Conduct.01 Jan 186231 Dec 1868

GD81 Weekly Record of the Conduct of Prisoners employed in the "Domain Gang".01 Jan 186231 Dec 1863

GD76 Record of the General Employment of Individual Prisoners.01 Jan 186331 Dec 1888

GD8 Circulated Copies of Memoranda and Instructions issued by the Superintendent.01 Jan 186431 Dec 1916

AA959 Monthly Scale of Money and Task Work Credit.01 Jan 186831 Dec 1868

GD119 Register of the Admission and Discharges of Juvenile Offenders to the "Reformatory for Males".01 Jan 186931 Dec 1869

GD120 Statistical Record of Juvenile Offenders in the "Reformatory for Males".01 Jan 186931 Dec 1877

GD101 Nominal Record of Women and Children Receiving Rations.01 Jan 187031 Dec 1873

GD83 Weekly Record of the Conduct of Prisoners employed in the "Stone Shed and Quarry".01 Jan 187031 Dec 1874

GD70 Register of Prisoners tried and Disposed of at the Supreme Court.01 Nov 187008 Jul 1976

GD130 Return of Prisoners in the Gaol, Launceston, Awaiting Trial with the Results of the Trial in Various Courts.01 Jan 187131 Dec 1880

GD59 Daily Statistical Returns of Inmates and Rations issued to Females and Children.01 Jan 187231 Dec 1888

GD36 Daybook of Admissions and Discharges with Statistical Returns of the Daily State of the Prison.01 Jan 187231 Dec 1969

AA961 Receipts and Issues from the Provisions Store.01 Jan 187231 Dec 1872

GD112 Index to Memoranda received by the Sheriff (Forwarded to the Gaol) from the Attorney- General, relating to Applications for Remission of Sentence.01 Jan 187431 Dec 1890

GD104 Record of Charges Against Constables in the Gaol, Heard by the Superintendent.01 Jan 187431 Dec 1880

GD78 Record of Work Done by Individual Prisoners As Shoemakers.01 Jan 187431 Dec 1877

GD71 Register of Subpoenas for Witness Requested by Prisoners Awaiting Trial.01 Jan 187431 Dec 1952

GD3 Copies of (Mainly Inward) Correspondence.01 Jan 187531 Dec 1914

GD4 Index to Copies of (Mainly Inward) Correspondence.01 Jan 187531 Dec 1914

GD19 Inventories of Stock and Stores.01 Jan 187531 Dec 1914

GD39 Returns of Livestock at the Cascades Establishment.01 Jan 187531 Dec 1879

GD52 Warrants issued for the Committal of Females to the Gaol.01 Jan 187531 Dec 1918

GD41 Daybook of Females admitted and discharged.01 Jan 187631 Dec 1882

GD87 Record of Bread Produced and supplied.01 Jan 187631 Dec 1944

GD133 Applications for Appointment As a Constable at the Gaol.01 Feb 187630 Apr 1886

GD22 Daily Journal of the Matron.01 Jan 187731 May 1878

AA957 Record of Oakum Picked.01 Jan 187730 Apr 1877

GD74 Returns of Male Prisoners Sentenced to Hard Labour Who have Been Recommended to Serve It Outside the Gaol.01 Jan 187731 Dec 1889

GD33 Register of Admissions - Females.17 Jul 187803 Jan 1900

GD56 Nominal Roll of Occupants of the Gaol.01 Jan 188031 Dec 1947

GD53 Warrants issued for the Committal of Males to the Gaol.01 Jan 188031 Dec 1887

AA956 Returns of Stock in Store.01 Jan 188131 Dec 1887

GD113 Governor-in-Council Authorities for the Remission of Sentences.01 Jan 188231 Dec 1890

GD114 Index to Governor-in-Council Authorities Remission of Sentence.01 Jan 188231 Dec 1890

GD105 Minutes of Hearings of Complaints Against Gaol Officers.01 Jan 188231 Dec 1883

GD28 Wardens Daily Reports - Female Division.01 Jan 188231 Dec 1896

GD13 Cashbook of Income received from Labour and Sale of Goods.01 Jan 188331 Dec 1954

GD26 Monthly Reports by Gaol Officers.01 Jan 188331 Dec 1887

GD72 Copies of Returns of Fines received from Prisoners Initially Committed to Gaol in Default of Payment.01 Jan 188431 Dec 1972

GD107 Formal Statements of the Results of Hearings by Justices of the Peace of Charges Against Prisoners for Offences Committed with the Gaol.01 Jan 188431 Dec 1890

GD57 Monthly Muster of Females in the Gaol.01 Jan 188431 Dec 1888

GD14 Monthly Statements of Income.01 Jan 188431 Dec 1916

GD131 Statistical Returns of Inmates, and Rations issued at the "Cascades Establishment".01 Jan 188431 Dec 1890

GD1 Copies of Outward Correspondence.01 Jan 188631 Dec 1910

GD2 Index to Copies of Outward Correspondence.01 Jan 188631 Dec 1910

GD79 Record of Work Done by Individual Prisoners As Tailors.01 Jan 188631 Dec 1887

GD129 Monthly Summaries of Stores Purchased for Use at the Cascades Establishment.01 Jan 188731 Dec 1890

GD75 Statistical Returns of the Employment of Prisoners Classified by Trade.01 Jan 188731 Dec 1941

GD73 Alphabetical Register of Prisoners Visited.01 Jan 188831 Dec 1941

GD96 Record of the Medical Treatment of Ill Prisoners.01 Jan 188831 Dec 1938

GD51 Alphabetical List of Prisoners Sentenced, Rewarded and sent to the "Training School".01 Jan 188931 Dec 1901

GD97 Daily Returns of Extra Rations Ordered for Medical Reasons.01 Jan 188931 Dec 1920

GD94 Record of Property Brought Into the Gaol by Female Prisoners.01 Jan 188931 May 1911

GD65 Index to Prisoners Record Books.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1962

GD10 Index to Record of Service of Gaol Officers.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1960

GD63 Prisoners Record Books.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1962

GD48 Record of Absconders from the Gaol.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1898

GD46 Record of Births in the Gaol.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1894

GD47 Record of Deaths in the Gaol.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1894

GD50 Record of Prisoners Who have Been Whipped.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1893

GD9 Record of Service of Gaol Officers.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1960

GD77 Record of Work Done by Individual Prisoners.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1908

GD17 Register of Rations, Fuel and Lights received and issued.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1900

GD61 Prisoners Individual Files.01 Jan 189131 Dec 1960

GD45 Record of Debtors in the Gaol.01 Jan 189131 Dec 1895

GD90 Record of Money received by Prisoners for Work Done.01 Jan 189131 Dec 1903

GD32 Register of Admissions - Males.01 Jan 189131 Dec 1900

AA958 Correspondence between (Superintendent of) Gaol and Sheriff's Department.01 Jan 189231 Dec 1900

GD29 Gate Keepers Daily Journal.01 Jan 189231 Dec 1972

GD88 Record of Footwear Produced in the Gaol.01 Jan 189231 Dec 1897

GD38 Register of convicted Persons Imprisoned and discharged Noting their Religious Denominations.01 Jan 189231 Dec 1943

GD43 Register of People received Into the Gaol, Classified According to their Sentence.01 Jan 189231 Dec 1896

GD16 Copies of Returns of Admissions, Discharges, Financial Transactions Forwarded to the Attorney-General.01 Jan 189331 Dec 1913

GD102 Daily Record of Rations issued.01 Jan 189331 Dec 1898

GD60 Daily Statistical Returns of People in the Gaol and Rations issued.01 Jan 189331 Dec 1900

GD116 Register of Prisoners Applying to Write Letters and Memorials, and Requesting Other Privileges.01 Jan 189431 Dec 1968

GD69 Alphabetical Register of Prisoners Weights, recorded Six Monthly.01 Jan 189531 Dec 1950

GD128 Photographic Record and Description of Prisoners.01 Jul 189530 Nov 1902

GD95 Record of Property Brought Into the Gaol by Male Prisoners.01 Jan 189631 Dec 1954

GD15 Cashbooks of Expenditure.01 Jan 189831 Dec 1952

GD54 Record of Prisoners discharged from the Gaol.01 Jan 189931 Dec 1909

GD18 Register of Stores received and issued.01 Jan 190031 Dec 1959

GD20 Stock Ledger.01 Jan 190031 Dec 1914

GD58 Monthly Muster of Prisoners Classified by their Location in the Gaol.01 Jan 190131 Dec 1952

GD86 Record of the Employment of Prisoners Classified According to Trade and Place of Employment.01 Jan 190131 Dec 1922

GD110 Register of Applications for Remissions of Sentence, Complaints and Requests for Special Favours, Forwarded to the Sheriff.01 Jan 190231 Dec 1924

GD103 Statistical Return of Rations issued.01 Jan 190231 Dec 1932

GD49 Record of Prisoners transferred to the Insane Asylum.01 Jan 190431 Dec 1910

GD34 Register of the Admission and Discharge of Prisoners with Details of the Number of Convictions.01 Jan 190831 Dec 1954

GD24 Chief Wardens Daily Reports.01 Jan 190931 Dec 1945

GD117 Record of Reports received from Prisoners on Parole.01 Jan 190931 Dec 1936

GD25 Wardens Night Reports.01 Jan 190931 Dec 1959

GD64 Prisoners Record Cards.01 Jan 191031 Dec 1962

GD42 Register of Prisoners received Into and discharged from Gaols Other Than at Hobart.01 Jan 191031 Dec 1937

GD11 Alphabetical List of Places of Imprisonment in Tasmania giving the Name and Date of Appointment of the Gaoler.01 Jan 191531 Dec 1935

GD5 Correspondence (Transmission) Register.01 Jan 191631 Dec 1922

GD91 Alphabetical Register of Prisoners Earnings.01 Jan 192031 Dec 1920

GD66 Index to Prisoners "Reserve Record Books".01 Jan 192031 Dec 1947

GD89 Record of the Sale of Various Goods Produced by Prisoners.01 Jan 192131 Dec 1963

GD6 Index to Correspondence.01 Jan 192231 Dec 1929

GD84 Daily Record of Work Done and Conduct of Prisoners employed in the "Government House Gang".01 Jan 192431 Dec 1932

GD30 Press Cuttings relating to the Gaol.01 Jan 192431 Dec 1925

GD122 Record on the Fortnightly Assignment of Prison Officers to Various Duties.01 Jan 192531 Dec 1929

AA962 Report Into the Escape and Circumstances Surrounding the Escape of Prisoners Dobson, Down, Bryan and Price from the Hobart Gaol.01 Jan 192631 Dec 1926

GD132 Record of Prisoners Escorted to the Gaol.01 Jan 193031 Dec 1936

GD118 Record of Marks Earned under the "Marks System".01 Jan 193331 Dec 1961

GD92 Record of Money Advanced to Prisoners Against their Earnings.01 Jan 193331 Dec 1965

GD121 Record of Prisoners Commencing on the "Marks System".01 Jan 193331 Dec 1948

AF639 Register of Letters Written01 Jan 193531 Dec 1935