George Town Watch House

George Town Watch House, built 1840s.  (Better photo of front.) Numbers are a guide to the location/direction of the corresponding mimages (the number are to the right of the thumb nails). Room marked as "watch house" on the plan is now the entry & gift shop. The two rooms on the right have been combined...

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Melbourne Gaol

Originally posted This is the Old Melbourne Gaol Crime & Justice Experience. Russell Street used to be the location of the gaol, the magistrate's court, the city watch house and police headquarters, all of which have moved on. The first part of the gaol was built in 1841, but quickly became overcrowded so a new...

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Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart: Part 2

This is a continuation of Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart: Part 1 In the second part, we look at the other side of the building. Note the building on the left that looks like a two-storey house, the very enclosed yard and the cut-off wall on the right. First though, a wonky plan 🙂 It helped me...

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Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart: Part 1

That is place it was built as a chapel and later used as a courthouse. There are a lot of photos, so I am breaking this into two posts. The second part is here. Now it's owned by the National Trust. Have Trust Membership, Will Use. (Home Hill is a NT property too.)

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Richmond Gaol

Richmond Gaol was built in Tasmania in the 1820s as part of Governor Arthur's reform of the convict system. In one of the rooms is a model of the buildings as they are now, so I'm borrowing that to show everything in relation to everything else. 1 Entrance 2 Courtyard 3 Original gaol building 4...

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