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Old Wentworth Gaol

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Address: Beverly Street, Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia
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An interesting renovated goal that is quite small with a high wall

This goal (old spelling of jail!) is an interesting place to visit as it is quite small and easily negotiated. It has good displays that show you what life was like for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Whitehavengirl43
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This goal (old spelling of jail!) is an interesting place to visit as it is quite small and easily negotiated. It has good displays that show you what life was like for the incarcerated. Display of the local indigenous inhabitants shed light on their culture. Closed because of lack of criminals as the town shrunk!

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Warnervale, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This goal was built in 1879 - 1881 and is in remarkable condition. The goal contains cells for men & women, exercise yards, various implements for flogging and other forms of punishment. Other goals within Australia have been modelled on the cells displayed here. This is an excellent example of early Australian architecture and building skills and is well worth... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Not hard to find. The map shows whats in each building. It was a very hard life for men and women. Women had a small yard and 2 cells that held upto 7 in each cell. A large number where women from the Salvation Army caught singing in the street. The mens cells plenty but the... More 

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Thank marija j
Stansbury, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At a small cost this proved to be a very interesting Wentworth attraction. The building is very well preserved and strolling through gives you some insight to gaol life at the time. There were also old wares & souvenirs available for purchase. While in Wentworth visit where Darling & Murray river's meet. There is a viewing platform here also.

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Thank sueellen2
Warrnambool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This goal was very well preserved. The kids loved it. It was 'spooky' enough for them too.... a very important aspect when taking kids to view places of the past lol! It is an excellent example of what goals during the time were like. How harsh it must have been! How lucky those of today who are incarcerated are... imagine... More 

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Thank Fiona H
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Family trip to the old Gaol ! Kids loved it and overall a cheap visit and you could easily spend a couple of hours wandering round with lots to see and read. We got there early and almost had the place to ourselves

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Thank Mullso
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Compact Gaol, hard to imagine the harsh conditions of the inmates. Would be a great spot for a ghost tour (not sure if they do them). Tip: Bring insect spray to country areas in the warmer months.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this place was interesting to see how prisoners were treated back then good to step back in time.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

A gaol that is well preserved from yesteryear. Lots of photos and descriptions on walls and lots of articles from the era on display. Shows how tough conditions were 100+ years ago. No toilets on site as gaol was not plumbed in that era, toilets are a 2mi walk across road.

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Thank thegg2man
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is an authentic piece of history as this gaol is largely untouched and still standing 100 years after it was built. I do not think that I would have liked to be incarcerated here given the austere surroundings and the cramped conditions, particularly if you were gaoled for drunkenness. Well worth a visit. PS Some interesting antiques for sale... More 

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