Series VPRS 12798
Index to Register of Female Prisoners, 1857-1918, Compiled by Marion Button (also known as Victorian Prisoners Index (Females))
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Date Range: Series 1996 - 1996
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Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
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1996 - 1996 Public Record Office [also known as Public Record Office Victoria from c.1996] VA 683
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1996 - cont Public Record Office [also known as Public Record Office Victoria from c.1996] VA 683
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  • How to use the Records
    This index is arranged in strict alphabetical order by surname.

    Step 1: Search the index for the name required.
    Step 2: Note the prisoner registration number in the column headed No..
    Step 3: Refer to the relevant unit in VPRS 516 Register of Female Prisoners. Entries were made in the register in registration number order.

  • Function / Content
    This index was created by a researcher, Marion Button from information in VPRS 516 Register of Female Prisoners, units 1 to 13. (The index also includes some data from VPRS 514 Alias Index, Male and Female Prisoners.) The index does not cover the full date range of the series. Data was gathered from the units that were on open access at the time (1996).

    Details included are: surname, first name, year of birth, place of birth, prisoner registration number, Public Record Office Victoria series and unit number (e.g., 516/7), and comments. Under comments, Mrs Button has noted immigration details (e.g., name of ship and year of arrival), occupation, other name entries for a prisoner, etc., selected from the register.

    Although Marion button described the source of the information on the index as VPRS 516/P, units 1 to 13, it appears that some information was taken from unit 14 to encompass registration 7491.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The information was captured in electronic format. The data was presented on a fiche in registration number order, the order of arrangement in the register. The electronic data was sorted again into alphabetical order by surname and presented on a fiche. This latter fiche has been registered as this series, VPRS 12798.

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1857 - 1918 Central Register of Female Prisoners VPRS 516
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