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Series ID15187
Previous System LocationPRI/18-19; PRV11205
TitleRegisters of Death Sentences, Brisbane
Parent Series
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Start Date 3/11/1865
End Date 20/3/1922
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Registers of prisoners sentenced to death in Queensland between 1865 and 1922, kept by the Prisons Department

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Items Total Items: 2
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Chronological by date of death sentence
How To Use Series Search chronologically by date of death sentence


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Agency IDTitleFromTo
157Prisons Department 3/11/1865 20/3/1922
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Access Category30 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
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Agency ID: 11849
Queensland Corrective Services
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Copyright State of Queensland
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Note: These registers may not be a complete record of all persons executed in Brisbane.
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This series comprises two registers of prisoners sentenced to death between 1865 and 1922, entitled "Record of Death Sentences, Brisbane", kept by the Prisons Department.

Each entry in the registers includes the following details: number (1880-1922 register only, non-sequential), name of prisoner, offence (either murder or rape), sentenced by (Justice's name and town), how disposed (including: "executed", underlined in red), "commuted to" hard labour, prison sentence for life, reduced sentence,or a specific numbers of years, free pardon, etc.; and date sentence carried out. No executions are recorded after 22 September 1913.

Inside the front cover of the 1865 - 1879 register there is a loose page listing names and dates 9 Jun 1879 - 13 Jun 1910. Pasted inside the front cover of the 1880 - 1922 register there is a typed list including names, offences and dates under the heading: Last Twelve Persons Executed at Brisbane.

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Queensland State Archives Series ID 15187, Registers of Death Sentences, Brisbane
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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