Prisons for Women

As a historical average, women have made up about 7% of the total Queensland inmate population, but their story has gained prominence at Boggo Road because their 1903 building - which was the first purpose-built prison for women in Queensland - has survived as the 'last prison standing' at the site. In addition, the new Female Division built there in 1982 was the last operational prison at Boggo Road. 

These are the stories of the various prisons for women at Boggo Road and in early Queensland:

Early Prisons for Women in Colonial Queensland
A New Prison for Women, 1903-21
Inmates of the 1903 Prison
Condemned Women of the Female Division
Women's Prisons at Boggo Road 1921-82
The Modern Prison for Women 1982-99
'Daughters of the Floating Brothel'



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