Find your ancestors in Queensland, Toowoomba Prison records 1864-1906

What can these records tell me?

Each result will provide you with a transcript of all or some of the following information:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Year
  • Sitting date
  • Court sitting
  • State
  • Country
  • Reference number
  • Previous system
  • Source file name
  • Item ID
  • Archive

The index was made from several types of prison records, including admission and discharge books, court books, and female prisoner registers. HM Goal Toowoomba, later called Toowoomba Prison, created the original records.

The prison opened in 1864. Its first governor was William Murphy. In 1870, female prisoners were transferred to Toowoomba from Central Gaol in Brisbane. The prison became a female-only institution on 14 September 1898.