Old Dubbo Gaol

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Old Dubbo Gaol
Main Entrance to the Gaol
Location Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 32°14′45″S 148°36′08″E / 32.2459°S 148.6022°E / -32.2459; 148.6022Coordinates: 32°14′45″S 148°36′08″E / 32.2459°S 148.6022°E / -32.2459; 148.6022
Status Closed
Security class not applicable
Capacity not applicable
Opened 1871
Closed 1966

Old Dubbo Gaol was a prison in the city of Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second gaol in Dubbo, replacing lockups built in 1847 and 1862.[1]

When closed, the State Government planned its demolition and replacement with a multi-storey office block. Protests led by the city council and historical society led to the plans being dropped. In 1973 the building was transferred from the New South Wales Department for Corrections to the city council, with the intention of restoration and creation of a tourist attraction.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Old Dubbo Gaol". Dubbo City Council. Archived from the original on 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  2. ^ Hornage, Bill (1974). Old Dubbo Gaol. Gaol Restoration Committee of the Dubbo Museum and Historical Society. ISBN 0-9598436-0-4. 

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