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Colour photograph - Former Ballarat Gaol Gates

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

Description
The main gate to the former Gaol is a monumental work. The arch keystone facing Lydiard Street is beautifully executed. The gates and the iron lacework over the top are distinctive.The arch under the flyover is also distinctive; the basalt keystone appears to have been cut from one single block of stone.
Size
18.2cm x 12.5cm
Object Registration
19606
Keywords
gate, gaol, arch keystone, lydiard street, iron lacework, flyover, stone, basalt, warden's residence, governor's residence, ballarat school of mines, federation university, former ballarat gaol
Historical information
The main gate to the former Gaol is a monumental work. The arch keystone facing Lydiard Street is beautifully executed. The gates and the iron lacework over the top are distinctive.The arch under the flyover is also distinctive; the basalt keystone appears to have been cut from one single block of stone. Most of the gaol has been demolished to allow the School of Mines Ballarat to expand onto the site. The remaining structures at the site include the main gate, warden's residence and governor's residence. These buildings are now used by Federation University.
When Made
09-06-1997
Made By
Ballarat Courier Photographer (Maker)
Last updated
21 Jul 2020 at 7:06PM