Series VPRS 12082
Superintendent's Diary
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Date Range: Series 1916 - 1975
  Series in Custody 1930 - 1933
  Contents 1930 - 1933
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1916 - 1975 McLeod Training Centre [also known as French Island Reformatory Prison; McLeod Prison Farm] VA 2682
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1995 - cont Department of Justice VA 3085
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Records Description List to obtain the required unit number. Entries in this series are in chronological order.

  • Function / Content
    McLeod Prison Farm (also known as French Island Reformatory Prison, and McLeod Training Centre) opened in 1916 as a Reformatory Prison under the provisions of the Indeterminate Sentences Act 1907. It closed in 1975.

    This series is the Superintendents Diary (the highest prison officer in a Reformatory Prison, the equivalent of the Governor in other penal establishments). It contains short daily reports from the Superintendent. Routine entries record prisoner numbers at musters, details of release and reception of prisoners, duties performed by prison warders, any leave taken by warders, inspections and visits from agencies such as the Indeterminate Sentences Board (a precursor to the Adult Parole Board).

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries were made daily in this series. The records are in chronological order.

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P0001 1930 - 1933 Open 1
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