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Agency ID179
TitleTownsville Correctional Centre [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)]
Agency TypeCorrectional facility
Start Date 6/4/1893
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

HM Gaols, Prisons and Correctional Centres were established to confine prisoners convicted by the Courts.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
9120Register of Library Books Borrowed [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] N/A N/A
9142Description Books - (Males and Females) [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 1/1/1893 31/12/1919
2Turnkeys'/Warders' Report Books (Prisoners' Misconduct) [HM Prison, Townsville (I) and HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 6/4/1893 12/2/1905
9098Superintendent's Punishment Books [HM Prison, Townsville (I) and HM Penal Establisment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 6/4/1893 21/3/1967
9105Medical Officer's Journals [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 23/5/1893 22/12/1937
9153Registers of Prisoners' Outletters [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 29/5/1893 14/2/1959
9Medical Officer's Journal - Prison Warders [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 17/2/1894 20/6/1929
9100Gate and Duty Record Books [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 21/11/1894 2/10/1950
12Correspondence Registers [Police Gaol, Townsville, later HM Prison, Townsville (I) and HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 19/12/1894 30/6/1932
9131Diaries of Discharge [HM Prison, Townsville (I)/ HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 19/12/1894 27/10/1973
9110Court Books - (Prisons) [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 12/3/1895 17/5/1943
13Correspondence - Inwards [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 20/10/1898 5/11/1903
18769General Record and Description of Prisoners - (Males) [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 5/5/1899 25/11/1906
9151Registers of Male and Female Prisoners Admitted [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 13/3/1901 2/4/1919
9159Remission Book [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 28/9/1904 4/10/1911
5Registers of Prisoners' Requests to Visiting Justices [HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 30/3/1907 10/2/1960
9129Discharge Book - (Males and Females) [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 3/8/1907 31/3/1936
9509Prisoners' Workbook [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 5/5/1908 16/5/1908
9143Superintendent's Journal [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 10/1/1909 1/11/1918
9108Previous Convictions Registers [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 1/1/1910 31/12/1944
15Returns of Prisoners (by Location) [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 12/11/1913 22/3/1944
18773Registers of Male and Female Prisoners Admitted (with descriptions) [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 5/4/1919 9/5/1969
9147Superintendent's Outletter Book [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 7/9/1925 10/1/1927
9146Register of Purchases Made by Prisoners [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 15/12/1925 19/4/1935
9111Miscellaneous Statistical Returns [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II] 1/1/1928 31/12/1956
18686Registers of Cash Given to Prisoners in Lieu of Tobacco [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 26/6/1928 11/1/1936
9155Register of Prisoners' Inletters [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 22/11/1929 24/4/1967
9112Prescription Register - Prisoners and Warders [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 23/7/1930 28/7/1943
9107Gratuity Register [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 1/4/1933 13/5/1955
9103Warders' Time and Occurrence Books [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 14/12/1933 21/7/1939
9119Stores Distribution Book [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek] 9/7/1934 31/12/1934
10Chief Warder's Journal [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 23/9/1935 26/1/1937
4Return of Work Performed by Prisoners [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 1/5/1937 31/12/1951
7Reception and Discharge Diaries - (Males) [HM Prison, Townsville (II)] 2/2/1953 3/5/1973
9200Registers of Prisoners' Requests to the Superintendent [HM Prison, Townsville] 12/11/1964 19/5/1977
20613General Manager's Orders and Rules [HM Prison,Townsville] 6/2/1968 6/6/1973
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
157Prisons Department 4/4/1893 15/12/1988
177Queensland Corrective Services Commission 15/12/1988 1/5/1999
10859Corrective Services Department 1/5/1999 26/3/2009
11173Department of Community Safety 26/3/2009 1/11/2013
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 1/11/2013 21/12/2017
11849Queensland Corrective Services 21/12/2017 Current
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 8 Apr 1893, Vol LVIII, No 88, p1017
Queensland Government Gazette 25 Mar 1939, Vol CLII, No 63, p1174
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Prisons Act 1890
Prisons Act 1958
Corrective Services Act 1988
Corrective Services Act 2000
Corrective Services Act 2006
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
In April 1893 the newly constructed HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek was opened near Townsville, When HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek closed on 23 March 1939, it was immediately reopened as HM Prison, Townsville (II) on the same day. Under the "Corrective Services Act 1988" all prisons became Correctional Centres.

FUNCTIONS:
Prisoner rehabilitation
Punishment
Prison administration

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Colonial Secretary 6 Apr 1893 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 5 Dec 1935 - 23 Mar 1939
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs, 23 Mar 1939 - 13 Dec 1941
Attorney General, 13 Dec 1941 - 14 Nov 1957
Minister for Justice and Attorney General, 14 Nov 1957 - 25 Oct 1962
Minister for Health and Home Affairs, 25 Oct 1962 - 26 Sep 1963
Minister for Health, 26 Sep 1963 - 17 Jan 1968
Minister for Justice and Attorney General, 17 Jan 1968 - 20 Dec 1971
Minister for Justice, 20 Dec 1971 - 20 Jun 1972
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Welfare Services, 20 Jun 1972 - 23 Dec 1974
Minister for Community and Welfare Services, 23 Dec 1974 - 16 Dec 1977
Minister for Welfare, 16 Dec 1977 - 23 Dec 1980
Minister for Welfare Services, 23 Dec 1980 - 7 Nov 1983
Minister for Welfare Services and Ethnic Affairs, 7 Nov 1983 - 31 Jul 1984
Minister for Welfare Services, Youth and Ethnic Affairs, 31 Jul 1984 - 6 Feb 1986
Minister for Corrective Services, Administrative Services and Valuation, 6 Feb 1986 - 25 Nov 1987
Minister for Corrective Services, Administrative Services and Valuation of Queensland 25 Nov 1987 - 9 Dec 1987
Minister for Corrective Services and Administrative Services, 9 Dec 1987 -
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID179, Townsville Correctional Centre [HM Penal Establishment, Stewart's Creek, later HM Prison, Townsville (II)]
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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