AT VARIOUS PROBATION STATIONS
Jun 1841-Jun 1844. Part of 1 vol.
The pages are divided into sections for each station, and the tabulation provides for the date of appointment of superintendents, assistant superintendents, storekeepers, messengers, overseers, date of removal, remarks (which includes whether superseded, dismissed, resigned, transferred or promoted). It is also stated under what heading the salary comes.
Feb 1850. Part of CON65.
The fees were paid chiefly to coroners for inquests on convicts' deaths, but also to surgeons for post-mortems, to carpenters for coffins, to carriers for transport, and so on. In the case of inquests, the date and place it was held, the name and ship of the convict, the name of the coroner and his fee are given.
31 Jul 1849-6 May 1859. 1 folder.
Attempts were made to recover the cost of rewards for capturing absconders; these papers give date money received, name of convict and ship, amount of reward.
Being an Imperial Department, the estimates of the Convict Department were the responsibility of the Commissariat; this is a manuscript draft of detailed items, totalling £19,364/16/7¾d.