Adelaide Gaol

Adelaide Gaol

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Adelaide Gaol was an Australian prison located in Thebarton, South Australia, Australia. The gaol was the first permanent one in South Australia and operated from 1841 until 1988. The prison is now a museum, tourist attraction and function centre. When the first colonists arrived at South Australia in late 1836, any prisoners (there were few at first) were held in irons aboard the ships HMS Buffalo and then Tam O'Shanter. In early 1837 the public were warned that escaped convicts from New South Wales may reach the colony. In mid-1837 Buffalo and Tam O'Shanter sailed away. Recognising the need, tenders had already been called for a "temporary" gaol. Meanwhile, the Governor's guard of Royal Marines held prisoners in their encampment at present Botanic Gardens, chained to a tree.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136581884
  • 9786136581880