Historical information

Replica of the historic immigration ship Success built in India. It was deserted at Geelong by the crew rushing to the gold fields 1853.
Purchased by the Victorian Government to house prisoners until Pentridge prison was built. Internally it was given over to prison cells. On the deck it was reduced to one mast and small huts were placed to house warders and wives.
Two children were known to have been born in these deck huts- one of these was Bella Guerin. She became the first Australian women to gain a Melbourne University BA and MA degree .


Replica of the famous Success sailing ship

Physical description

Wooden model 3 masted barque fully rigged, brown hull, white bulwarks, varnished deck, masts and spar, three life boats up turned over deck, figure head lady in red