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Agency ID926
TitleHM Prison, Cairns
Agency TypeCorrectional facility
Start Date 8/9/1897
End Date 28/2/1925
Date NotesN/A

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

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157Prisons Department 8/9/1897 28/2/1925
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 11 Sep 1897, Vol. LXVIII, No. 58, p. 558
Queensland Government Gazette 28 Feb 1925, Vol. CXXIV, No. 28, p. 693
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Establishing Prisons Act 1890
Abolishing N/A
Administered N/A
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Under the Prisons Act 1890, the HM Prison, Cairns was declared opened, by declaration, on 8 Sep 1897. On the same day, the Herberton Police Gaol was closed and its prisoners were sent to HM Prison, Cairns.

Prisoner rehabilitation
Prison administration

Home Secretary, 8 Sep 1897 - 28 Feb 1925

On 28 Feb 1925 HM Prison, Cairns was discontinued and closed, by proclamation, and its prisoners were sent to the Stewarts Creek Penal Establishment in Townsville.

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Queensland State Archives Agency ID926, HM Prison, Cairns
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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