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Agency ID931
TitleHM Prison, Rockhampton
Agency TypeCorrectional facility
Start Date 24/3/1864
End Date 30/11/1939
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

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

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Series

Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
260Sheriff's Office 24/3/1864 1/1/1891
157Prisons Department 1/1/1891 30/11/1939
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
637Police Gaol, Rockhampton
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. V, No. 28, 29 Mar 1864, p. 231
Prisons Act, 1890
1891 Blue Book - Summaries and Departments
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CLIII, No. 100, 28 Oct 1939, p. 1463
Queensland Votes and Proceedings, 1940, p. 1084



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Legislation

Establishing An Act for the Regulation of Gaols, Prisons and Houses of Correction in the Colony of NSW and its Dependencies, and for other Purposes Relating Thereto, 1840
Abolishing N/A
Administered An Act for the Regulation of Gaols, Prisons and Houses of Correction in the Colony of NSW and its Dependencies, and for other Purposes Relating Thereto, 1840
Prisons Act, 1890
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
HM Gaol, Rockhampton was established on 24 March 1864 under "An Act for the Regulation of Gaols, Prisons and Houses of Correction in the Colony of NSW and its Dependencies, and for other Purposes Relating Thereto, 1840". Under the "Prisons Act of 1890" all gaols became prisons and the gaol's name was changed to HM Prison, Rockhampton.

FUNCTIONS:
Prisoner rehabilitation
Punishment
Prison administration

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Colonial Secretary, 24 Mar 1864 - 1 Jan 1891
Colonial Secretary, 1 Jan 1891 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary, 6 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs, 5 Dec 1935 - 30 Nov 1939

ABOLITION:
On 30 Nov 1939 the prison was downgraded to a Police Gaol status and all prisoners were transferred to HM Prison, Townsville.

Note:
It appears that when 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 ID931, HM Prison, Rockhampton
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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