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Series Details

Series Number: POL708
Title: PHOTOGRAPHS OF CONVICTED CRIMINALS.
Start Date: 01 Jan 1877
End Date: 31 Dec 1931
Contents Start Date:
Contents End Date:
Date Range of Holdings:
  • 01 Jan 1890 to 31 Dec 1892
  • 01 May 1904 to 01 Feb 1911
  • 01 Jan 1928 to 31 Dec 1931
Access: Open
Creating Agency:
TA242 POLICE DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1820 31 Dec 1989
Description (Content/Function):

These volumes of duplicate photographs, descriptions and records of prisoners were made at H.M. Gaol, Hobart and forwarded to the Inspecting Superintendent of Police. It is not clear whether multiple copies were then sent to the various police stations or they were circulated. Four of the volumes came from the Deloraine Police Station. (A set was also sent to each Australian State Police Force See AB528).

How to Use Series:

Digital images of some items in this record series are available to view online by clicking on the item links below to get to the Item Details pages. Copies may be made for private research/study but any other use requires permission from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.

The images have been captured at a high resolution to enable the best possible viewing and downloading.

Each page has also been individually named.

The names of individual criminals can also be searched in the Tasmanian Names Index where they will be linked to the exact photograph and page as it appears in the record volume. The Index can be found at at https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/

System of Arrangement:

Rough chronological order (by date of conviction). Some earlier photographs are included that therefore give the series a start date of 1877. The main body of the series commences 1904.

Information Sources:

Subsequent Series:
POL710  TASMANIA POLICE GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPH SUPPLEMENT. 01 Oct 1937 31 Dec 1983
Related Series:
AB528 DUPLICATE PHOTOGRAPHS OF CONVICTED CRIMINALS. 01 Jan 1910 31 Dec 1952
AF122 PHOTOGRAPHS OF CONVICTED CRIMINALS 01 Jan 1958 31 Dec 1976
Items in Series:
POL708/1/1 Photographs of discharged prisoners organised by discharge dates and filed in reverse date order (back of volume is earliest) 31 May 1904 24 Jun 1908
POL708/1/2 Photographs of discharged prisoners organised by discharge dates and filed in reverse date order (back of volume is earliest) 31 May 1908 31 Oct 1911
POL708/1/3 Photographs of discharged prisoners organised by discharge dates 14 Nov 1911 12 May 1913
POL708/1/4 Photographs of discharged prisoners organised by discharge dates (Some earlier photographs taken from time of first conviction in some instances) 09 May 1913 11 Feb 1914
POL708/1/5 Head Office Police - photographs of convicted criminals. 01 Jan 1928 31 Dec 1931