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Agency ID1526
TitlePolice Gaol, Croydon
Agency TypeCorrectional facility
Start Date 17/5/1888
End Date 7/10/1892
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Staffed by Police Officers at country centres to confine convicted prisoners serving short sentences.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
9102Requisition Book [Police Gaol, Croydon] 18/2/1889 4/10/1892
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
260Sheriff's Office 17/5/1888 1/1/1891
157Prisons Department 1/1/1891 7/10/1892
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Blue Book 1891- Summary's and Departments
Queensland Government Gazette 19 May 1888, vol XLIV, no 13, p. 173
Queensland Government Gazette 8 Oct 1892, vol LVII, no 34, p. 335
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Prisons Act 1890
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
As per the "Act for the Regulation of Gaols, Prisons, and Houses of Correction in the Colony of New South Wales and its Dependencies and for other purposes relating thereto 1865", the Police lock-up at Croydon was declared a Police Gaol.

FUNCTIONS:
Prisoner rehabilitation
Punishment
Prison administration

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Colonial Secretary 17 May 1888 - 7 Oct 1892

ABOLITION:
As per the "Prisons Act 1890", the Police Gaol, Croydon was discontinued and closed on 7 Oct 1892.


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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1526, Police Gaol, Croydon
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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