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Geelong: Gaol Administrative Records 1851-1868 [VPRS 8064]

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Source and/or Location of Records
  • Geelong Gaol Administrative Records
  • Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne
  • VPRS 8064 Unit 1 [1851-1868]
  • IMPORTANT: This is NOT a register of all prisoners - only those who were punished during this period, and the turnkeys associated with them
  • If you are unable to view the register at the Public Record Office, the information can be provided if submitted via a formal Research Request to the Geelong Family History Group
Explanation of Fields
  • NAME: Name [prisoner or turnkey]
  • DATE: of punishment [these are recorded in chronological order in the register]
  • COMMENT: punishment of prisoner or role / position of turnkey
  • REFERENCE: VPRS number, UNIT number and page number [for turnkey entries]
Completed Index? YES
Number of entries Updated: 10th January 2010
  • 599 entries
More Information? View the register [VPRS 8064 / P1 / 1] at the Public Record Office Victoria.  This volume has a number of sections and information, some purely administrative with no reference to individual prisoners and others with prisoner and turnkey details:
  • Gaol Rules and Punishments - sent from the Colonial Secretary's Office for Gaols, Prisons and Houses of Correction in the Colony of New South Wales and its dependancies
  • Salaries
  • Requisitions - furniture, repairs to buildings, stationery, ironmongery, printed forms, hardware, bedding, clothing
  • Incidental expenses
  • Punishments handed out by Turnkeys - included in this database - prisoners having broken regulations - smoking, fighting, disobedience, insolence, vandalism, obscene language etc. - were written up in this book along with the name of the Turnkey reporting the incident; type of punishment handed out; and who the punishment was ordered by [Gaoler or Visiting Justice]
  • List of Gaol Turnkeys - included in this database - and any offences committed.
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