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Olde Melbourne Gaol

AU / Victoria
Listed By: Olde Melbourne Gaol
Location ID: #999-6379
When the Old Melbourne Gaol as built in the mid-1800s, it dominated the Melbourne skyline as a symbol of authority. Inside the Gaol, dangerous criminals were held alongside petty offenders, the homeless and the mentally ill. Between 1842 and its closure in 1929 the gaol was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia's most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly. Today you can visit the Old Melbourne Gaol to find out was life was like for the men and women who lived and died here all those years ago.

Location Category:

  • PRISONS / JAILS - [general]
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  • PRISONS / JAILS - City / County Jails
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  • PRISONS / JAILS - Federal Prisons
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  • PRISONS / JAILS - Period Prisons / Historic
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  • PRISONS / JAILS - State Penitentiary

Architecture Style:

  • Period 1800s

Location Address

377 Russell Street, (between La Trobe St and Victoria St)
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Olde Melbourne Gaol
377 Russell Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 8663 7228
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