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Convict Department - Separate Prison Reports, 1876-1877

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Record title

Convict Department - Separate Prison Reports, 1876-1877

Call numbers

B 7

Record identifier

nvg8EE81

Convict Department - Separate Prison Reports, 1876-1877

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Convict Department - Separate Prison Reports, 1876-1877

Full title

Convict Department - Separate Prison Reports, 1876-1877

Date

1876-1877

Call Numbers

B 7

Record Identifier

nvg8EE81
Physical Description

Contents

1 volume - 0.04 Meters

Textual Records - (manuscript)

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Level of description

Fonds

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Issue Copy

Microfilm : CY 4985, frames 1-210

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

18 April 1876 - 15 March 1877; Records the findings of the night duty officer at Separate Prison with a date for each entry. The contents includes the state of the watch clock, cells and prison, supplying the prisoners with their regulation rations, divine service, people who visited the prison, and general items of note relating to the daily ope...

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Full title

Convict Department - Separate Prison Reports, 1876-1877

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

Volume was bound in July 1933.
David Scott Mitchell bookplate inside front cover.

Signature / Inscriptions

Embossed on spine, "Convicts / Separate / Prison / Reports / 1876-7"

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell, 1907

Administrative / Biographical history

The Separate Prison was located in the colonial penal establishment at Port Arthur, Tasmania. It opened in 1849 and provided the most severe measures of punishment. Here, constant surveillance, solitary confinement and silence were considered the way to reform. The building was a small modified version of the Pentonville Prison in London. It cont...

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Call Numbers

B 7

Record Identifier

nvg8EE81

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442942

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