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Photograph - Black and White - Open Day at the Former Ballarat Gaol, 1964

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria

Twelve black and white images taken at the open day of the Former Ballarat Gaol, held by the Ballarat Branch of the National Trust on 7 March 1964.
15cm x 10cm
Object Registration
ballarat gaol, ballarat school of mines, gaol, bluestone, national trust tours, entrance to gaol, sentry's walk, guard's tower, cells, gallows, stairs to gallows, cobbled area
Historical information
On 7 March 1964 the Former Ballarat Gaol was opened to the public resulting in a large turnout. These photos were taken during the visit and show various sections, inside and outside, of the gaol. .1) Shows the ground queued up; .2) Front entrance, people starting to move inside; .3) Looking through the bars; .4) view of the curved wall with sentry's walk and guard's tower; .5) Looking through bars to stone wall; .6) Walking down the narrow steps from the top of the wall. This would have been used by guards; .7) Area showing the individual cell doors; .8) People in cell area. An upper level is shown. The gallows is on this level; .9) Stairs leading up to the gallows; .10) Turret above the cell block; .11)Cell area; .12) Cobbled area.
When Made
Made By
W.G.(Geoff) Little (Photographer)
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:13AM