The History Of Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)


The History of Boggo Road Gaol from 1883 to 1999 …

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The History Of Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

From its opening in 1883 to its official closure in 1992 more than 25 years ago, Boggo Road Gaol created drama. In the 1980s it was the scene of escapes, riots, hunger-strikes and rooftop protests.

While the last years of Boggo Road resulted in nationwide notoriety, its past has been lost in time.

Author and heritage-tourism operator, Jack Sim, has a 20 years association with Boggo Road Gaol. Through extensive research including interviews with former officers and prisoners – Jack has complied a fascinating narrative. HISTORY OF BOGGO ROAD GAOL: 1883 – 1999 includes over 150 images, many never published before.

THE BOGGO ROAD GAOL Series tells the history of one of Australia’s most notorious prisons through thrilling stories and original images. Discover the secrets of Boggo Road Gaol.