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Australia, Queensland, Toowoomba, Prison Records Index, 1864-1906
This article describes a collection of records at
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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Location of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Record Description
Record Type Prison Records Index
Collection years 1864-1906
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Related Websites
Queensland State Archive

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consist of indexes which were compiled from Toowoomba prison records including Court book, Discharge book, Prisoners admitted and Register of Female Prisoners from 1864-1906. Toowoomba Gaol was opened in 1865. In 1870 female prisoners were transferred there from Central Gaol in Brisbane, Australia, and in 1898 it became a female-only prison. The prison was closed in 1903 with prisoners being transferred to Boggo Road Gaol in Brisbane, Australia.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in this record:

  • Name
  • Alias
  • Person Number
  • Page Number
  • Event Type
  • Date of Discharge
  • Date of Sitting
  • Date of Sentence
  • Event Place
  • Event Date
  • Source Note
  • Source Reference
  • Reference ID
  • Name of Court

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The date of impisonment

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for the name or alias in civil registration and other records to get vital information
  • Check for the name in passenger lists or other immigration records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • The name may be spelled incorrectly
  • The female inmate may be using her maiden name
  • The individual may be using a different alias
  • The individual may be found in a nearby locality

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Australia. Add these articles in the order as shown below. If an article does not exist, omit it from the list. If none of the articles exist, omit this section.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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