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Photograph - Black and White - Former Ballarat Gaol, c1861

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

Black and white image showing the former Ballarat Gaol.
21.0 x 26.3 cm (sight)
Object Registration
ballarat gaol, ballarat school of mines, gaol, m113, lydiard street, courthouse, lime mortar, lydiard street south
Historical information
The former Ballarat Gaol was commenced in 1856 and completed in 1862, This view looks up Lydiard Street South, and was taken before the Ballarat Courthouse was built south of the gaol in 1868. The wall was built from quarried basalt with local bricks. A system of burning the lime mortar between the joints and the shape of the wall meant it had a high degree of stability.
From 1870 on more buildings were constructed and these became the School of Mines and Industries Ballarat. The Gaol closed in 1965.
When Made
Made By
Solomon & Bardwell (Maker)
Last updated
29 Apr 2020 at 6:51PM