A recent visit to the Adelaide Gaol made for an interesting excursion. It is one of the oldest public buildings in our state. Built in 1841 and housed approximately 300,000 prisoners during its 147 years of operation. The Gaol was closed in 1988 and is known as the longest continuously operating prison in Australia.The bleak, oppressive mood still hangs in the air. Heavy bolts and locks.
This place of incarceration
holds a melancholy beauty.