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Agency ID2197
TitleBrisbane Correctional Centre (I)
Agency TypeCorrectional facility
Start Date 14/12/1849
End Date 31/12/1992
Date NotesClosure date is approximate
Abstract

Previously known as Brisbane Gaol; Boggo Road Gaol; Brisbane Prison Complex. HM Gaols, Prisons and Correctional Centres were established to confine prisoners convicted by the Courts.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
7340Index to Register A6 [Brisbane Correctional Centre (I)] N/A N/A
10826Registers of Male and Female Prisoners Admitted [HM Gaol, Brisbane] 3/1/1850 31/12/1868
10835Description Books - (Males and Females) [HM Gaol, Brisbane, later HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/1/1864 31/12/1898
7316Prison Rules and Orders Book [Brisbane Correctional Centre (I)] 6/10/1869 26/7/1961
7310Index to Male Prisoners Admitted [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/1/1870 31/12/1942
6600Register of Work Performed by Shoemakers [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 9/1/1875 6/9/1879
3693Photographic Records, Descriptions and Criminal Histories of Prisoners - (Males and Females) [HM Gaol, Brisbane, later HM Prison (Boggo Road), Brisbane] 1/5/1875 21/9/1953
10833Registers of Male Prisoners Admitted [HM Gaol, Brisbane, later HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/9/1879 31/7/1901
10827Principal Gaoler's Journal [HM Gaol, Brisbane] 30/6/1883 5/1/1904
10836Photographic Records, Descriptions and Criminal Histories of Prisoners Executed 24/9/1883 27/10/1913
7319Turnkey's Defaulters' Book [HM Gaol, Brisbane, later HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/1/1885 31/12/1935
6602Hospital Admission Registers [HM Gaol, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 16/8/1889 24/5/1911
6574Visiting Surgeon's/Medical Officer's Journals [HM Gaol, Brisbane, later HM Prison (Boggo Road), Brisbane] 6/9/1889 30/7/1913
10828Registers of Prisoners' Requests to Visiting Justices [Brisbane Gaol / HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road) / Brisbane Prison Complex] 1/12/1892 13/3/1981
18691Diary of Patients' Monitoring and Treatment [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/3/1893 30/11/1896
10829Registers of Prisoners' Property [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road) 3/1/1898 10/4/1903
6598Warders and Prisoners Sick Reports [HM Gaol, Brisbane, later HM Prison (Boggo Road), Brisbane] 7/1/1899 18/10/1906
10825Letterbooks of the Superintendent [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 10/5/1899 29/1/1925
10832Registers of Male Prisoners Admitted (with descriptions) [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/8/1901 10/12/1970
15175Inwards Correspondence [HM Prison, Brisbane] 2/1/1907 19/6/1931
16941Diary of Medicines Issued to Female Prisoners [HM Gaol, Brisbane / HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 9/6/1911 18/5/1912
7299Register of Male Prisoners Admitted to St Helena (with descriptions) 1/1/1917 31/12/1923
7300Register of Male Prisoners Admitted to St Helena (with descriptions) - Sentences 12 months and upwards 30/10/1919 15/2/1924
10830Registers of Outwards Correspondence [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/3/1926 15/9/1958
7333Visiting Justices' Conviction Book [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/8/1929 29/4/1959
10834General Record and Description of Prisoners - (Males) [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 20/3/1930 19/9/1932
9210Prisoners' Rations Book [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 13/3/1933 15/6/1935
10275Register of Purchases Made by Prisoners (Special Occasions) [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 4/12/1934 31/12/1950
7322Report of Investigation of Prison Systems of United Kingdom and U.S.A. - April-July 1947 1/4/1947 31/7/1947
7317Superintendent's Punishment Book [Brisbane Correctional Centre (I)] 3/7/1951 26/1/1971
9211Chief Prison Officer's Journals [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road), later Brisbane Prison Complex] 8/8/1953 20/10/1985
7312Diaries of Discharge - (Males and Females) [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/12/1953 21/6/1972
7325Register of Purchases Made by Prisoners [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/2/1958 10/2/1959
10270Reception and Discharge Diaries - (Males) [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road), later Brisbane Prison Complex] 19/11/1959 15/4/1982
7313Index to Male Prisoners' Files [Brisbane Correctional Centre] 1/1/1960 31/12/1963
7334Register of Prisoners' Inwards Correspondence [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/2/1962 27/9/1962
7335Register of Prisoners' Outwards Correspondence [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 10/4/1962 26/9/1962
7327Staff Roll and Positions Register [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road)] 1/1/1963 31/12/1973
10264Prison Officers' Logbooks (by wing) [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road), later Brisbane Prison Complex] 21/9/1964 9/6/1981
7338Registers of Prisoners' Requests to the Superintendent [Brisbane Correctional Centre] 3/11/1965 14/5/1971
7323Register of Probation Officers' Visits to Prisoners [HM Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road), later Brisbane Prison Complex] 17/9/1969 4/8/1970
10274Weekend Detainee Logbook [Brisbane Prison Complex] 20/8/1976 14/1/1978
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
157Prisons Department 1/1/1891 15/12/1988
177Queensland Corrective Services Commission 15/12/1988 31/12/1992
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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

New South Wales Government Gazette 1847, no. 62, p. 774
New South Wales Government Gazette 1849, no. 165, p. 1855
Queensland Votes & Proceedings 1860, p. 962
Queensland Government Gazette 1860, no. 57, p. 318
Queensland Government Gazette 1883, vol. XXXII, no. 78, p. 1682
Prisons Act 1890
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1975 - 1976, p. 1517
Corrective Services Act 1988
Corrective Services (Establishment of Prisons) Order 1992, Queensland Subordinate Legislation 1992, no. 216
Queensland Corrective Services Commission Annual Report 1989 - 1990 pp. 9, 38
Queensland Corrective Services Commission Annual Report 1993 - 1994, p. 54
Corrective Services Department, "History of Corrective Services in Queensland", viewed 6 Sep 2006
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Act for the regulation of gaols, prisons, and houses of correction in the colony of New South Wales and its dependencies 1840
Prisons Act 1890
Prisons Act 1958
Corrective Services Act 1988
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Following the closure of the Moreton Bay penal settlement in 1842, tenders were called in 1847 to convert the Female Factory in Queen Street to a gaol. On 14 December 1849, the altered building was proclaimed a prison known as the Gaol, Brisbane.

A new gaol was built at Petrie Terrace in 1860 and subsequently, from 1883, prison buildings for male and female prisoners were erected at a site in South Brisbane and called The Brisbane Gaol. This Brisbane prison became known as Boggo Road Gaol.

Under the "Prisons Act of 1890" all gaols became prisons.

In the 1970s the name of the whole prison site became the Brisbane Prison Complex which included maximum security and remand prisons.

Under the "Corrective Services Act 1988" all prisons became Correctional Centres.

FUNCTIONS:
Corrective services including prison administration, prisoner punishment and rehabilitation

ABOLITION:
Following the recommendations of the Commission of Review into Corrective Services in Queensland 1988 (Kennedy report), closure of the Boggo Road Gaol began in 1989, and the Brisbane Correctional Centre (I) was finally decommissioned in October 1992. All male prisoners were relocated to the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (a remand and reception centre operating privately, under contract to Queensland Corrective Services, and built on the site previously occupied by the Wacol Immigration Centre).
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2197, Brisbane Correctional Centre (I)
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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