Agency Details

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Agency ID637
TitlePolice Gaol, Rockhampton
Agency TypeCorrectional facility
Start Date 26/10/1939
End Date 7/4/1983
Date NotesN/A

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

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
157Prisons Department 26/11/1939 7/4/1983
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
931HM Prison, Rockhampton
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CLIII, No. 100, 28 Oct 1939, p. 1463
Queensland Vote and Proceedings, 1940, p. 1084
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CCLXXII, No. 74, 9 Apr 1983, p. 1686
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Prisons Act 1890
Prisons Act 1958
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On 30 November 1939 HM Prison, Rockhampton, was closed as a conventional prison during WWII, for economic reasons, and was immediately reopened as a Police Prison, staffed by police officers, to hold prisoners sentenced to no more than one month's gaol.

Prisoner rehabilitation
Prison administration

Secretary for Health and Home Affairs, 26 Oct 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 Apr 1983

The Police Gaol, Rockhampton was closed on 7 April 1983. Previously, the Rockhampton Correctional Centre had been built in 1969, and was later replaced by the Capricornia Correctional Centre, inaugurated in 2001.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID637, Police Gaol, Rockhampton
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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