Narional Archives of Australia
CRS F126 Item 54
Copyright P J Mackett 2007
6th October 1936
North West Patrol
Chain for Aboriginal Prisioners
I am forwarding, by first available means, sixty (60) feet of light
chain for use on Aboriginal prisioners. On receipt please take it on
strength to your station, make the necessary entry in your government
Property Book and advise me.
The Minister directs that chains are only to be used on Aboriginal
prisioners when they are being brought in from the bush to Gaol, or on
each occasion as their use is considered absolutely essential for the
safe custody of the prisioner until he is placed in Gaol.
It is suggested that the portion of the chains around the neck of the
prisioner should be padded with ......... Therefore, please place your
requisition for ........ at an early date.
The sixty feet of chain is in three lengths of twenty feet each. If the
occasion arises, one of these lengths may be cut to make two ten feet
lengths. Further cutting of lengths is to be strictly avoided.
J C Lovegrove