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Adelaide Gaol History Day Self-Guided Tour

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by Audrey (subscribe)
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Getting to know a bit of our history
On Sunday 28 May 2017, between 10am and 4pm, you will have the opportunity to hang out at the Adelaide Gaol.

The Adelaide Gaol was built in 1841. During its 147 years of operation, approximately 300,000 prisoners passed through it. Forty five of them were executed. The last prisoner was transferred out in 1988 and it was then officially decommissioned.

The Adelaide Gaol is South Australia's second oldest building and now holds the secrets of its past. What landed the prisoners behind bars? What were the realities of prison life? In what ways did the prisoners try to escape? Learn about the stories. Walk through the cells, the exercise yard and the hanging tower. Take a look at official documents and artefacts.

The cost is $5 per person. There will also be actors in period costumes, SA Police Band performances, vintage police vehicles, jumping castle, lawn games and face painting. So are you ready to uncover the history of Adelaide Gaol?

Adelaide Gaol
(image from Adelaide Gaol)
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Why? To get to know a bit of our history
When: Sunday 28 May 2017
Phone: 8231 4062
Where: Adelaide Gaol, Gaol Road, Thebarton, SA
Cost: $5 per person
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