Female Prison Registers 1855-1934
Now available to view online!
|Victorian Female Prison Registers from 1855-1934 are now available to view on our website.
More than 7000 women are included amongst the records which took our volunteers 12 months to digitise.
The records include a personal description of the prisoner: height, weight, complexion, hair, eyes, nose, mouth, chin, eyebrows, forehead, date of birth, native place, trade, religion etc. This information could be extremely valuable for family researchers trying to find details about particular ancestors that spent time in prison. Some of the records also contain mugshots.
Read more about some of the notorious criminals to be found in the collection via ABC Online OR Search through the catalogue yourself and have a look!