Perth gaol and colonial penality 1875 to 1888

Taruia Nicholls

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Between 1875 and 1888, Colonial Perth Gaol was the principal gaol within an expansive carceral system. Using theories of prison discipline and extensive archival research, this thesis contributes to the histories of colonial punishment. It explores the Perth Gaol in Western Australia as a place of imprisonment and physical punishment. It draws on individual unit record data to better understand the experiences of 2,818 bond and free men, women and juveniles, assessing how prisoners were used on labour parties, punished for breaches of regulations, granted remission, and were funnelled to other places of confinement.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Blue, Ethan, Supervisor
  • Blagg, Harry, Supervisor
  • Lydon, Jane, Supervisor
  • Morgan, Neil, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date22 Jul 2020
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020


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