Agency Details

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Agency ID25
TitlePolice Gaol, Ayr / HM Prison, Ayr
Agency TypeCorrectional facility
Start Date 30/12/1886
End Date 15/8/1902
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

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

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Series

Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
260Sheriff's Office 30/12/1886 1/1/1891
157Prisons Department 1/1/1891 15/8/1902
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1 Jan 1887, Vol XL, No 2, p20
Queensland Government Gazette 16 Aug 1902, Vol LXXIX, No 44, p400
Queensland Blue Book 1891 - Summaries and Departments
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Prisons Act 1890
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Although proclaimed a prison, HM Prison, Ayr was initially a police lockup, staffed by police officers. In 1891, under the Prisons Act 1890, it was proclaimed to be "a public gaol, prison, and house of correction".

FUNCTIONS:
Prisoner rehabilitation
Punishment
Prison administration

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Colonial Secretary 30 Dec 1886 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 15 Aug 1902

ABOLITION:
On 15 August 1902, HM Prison, Ayr was closed down by proclamation.

NOTE:
It appears that the Prisons Department was using its own letter stamp from approximately Sep 1890 onwards even though it was not formally recognised as a separate department until 1 Jan 1891 when the 1890 Prisons Act came into effect.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID25, Police Gaol, Ayr / HM Prison, Ayr
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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