Darlinghurst Gaol

Sydney's main gaol from its opening in 1841, later used as an internment camp, technical college and art school.

Milestone
Constructed
1823 - 1885
Died
13 Feb 1844
Name
Alternate
Woolloomooloo stockade
Property
Occupied by
1921 -
Type

Darlinghurst Gaol

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Planned from the 1820s, Darlinghurst Gaol was built in stages to designs that shifted with penal theories and government budgets. From 1841 prisoners were kept there, in increasingly overcrowded and unpleasant conditions. After Long Bay prison was opened in 1914 the buildings were used for a range of other purposes.