Broadcast: 12th April
Presenter: Tod Johnston
Tod takes a step into our haunted history at the Albany Gaol; hear ghostly tales, view aboriginal cell art, see the death mask of mass murderer and experience extreme darkness in the Black Hole – if you dare!.
- The Albany Convict Goal is unique in the history of convict labour in Western Australia. It was built by convicts for convicts.
- Its construction used local granite as well as bricks made on the site. Much of the original construction is intact and visible.
- The original building was for Imperial Convicts who had committed minor crimes. There were only a few occasions when the Gaol was full and only two criminals were held.
- The newer part of the Albany Convict Gaol held local miscreants including citizens of Albany and districts, drunks, seamen and Aborigines.
- Although a section of the Gaol was set aside for women, this was added in early 1870s.
- The night tour experience which includes a light supper can be booked via the below link
Contact: Historic Albany: Albany Convict Gaol Bookings – 9841 3180