We have put together a searchable database of prisoners who served time in the Beechworth Gaol, from 1860-1940.

Our database has been put together from a variety of available records, primarily sourced from the Public Records Office of Victoria. We have collated this data into this website which shows prisoners who were sentenced in the Beechworth Court House and surrounding courts or transferred from other gaols.

We accept no responsibilty or liability for any error in the public record material or in its collation.

We do not warrant that this is a full and complete list, many of the records are extremely damaged or non-existent, we do declare, however, that this is the most comprehensive list ever to be compiled, taking many, many hours of working through a variety of publicly available information sources.

Do you have additional information about or pictures of any of our past detainees? Please contact us and we would gladly add any further verifiable information to the database. 

H.M. Gaol Beechworth (Nanette Collins) received a COMMENDATION award at the Victorian Community History Awards 2017, under the Multimedia category.

This work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process, nor may any other exclusive right be exercised, without the permission of Nanette Collins of Beechworth © 2022.


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