Historical information

When Ballarat Junior Technical School's new building was opened in 1921, the surrounding area was rubble-strewn with raw clay slopes. The Head, A W Steane designed the landscaping of the slopes from the Gaol wall down to the Battery Paddock. The boys did much of the work. Apart from beautifying the grounds, this project occupied their leisure time, particularly as they had nowhere to play.
The school acquired the gaol site in April 1969. The work of improving the grounds which was begun by A W Steane and his students is being carried on.

Physical description

Eight Form 1 boys from Ballarat Technical School planting trees at the old Ballarat Gaol terraces. Don Ogilvie is in the foreground. Peter Murley is planting watched by Frank McKenzie in the background. Boys from left: John Brown, Bradley Julius, Gary Green, Steven Ryan, Kim Hall, Peter Gross, Peter Rasmussen.

Inscriptions & markings

Details of photograph written in pencil on back
"Ballarat Courier Press Photograph - Copyright - " stamped on back.