Within the Walls of Petrie Terrace Gaol

This series of articles from the Queensland Figaro gives an interesting (although rather fancifully-written) insight into life in the Brisbane Prison on Petrie Terrace in 1883, just months before it was closed when the new prison opened at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba.

Within the Walls of Brisbane Gaol (1883): ‘For Trial’ A description of life for remand prisoners in the old prison on Petrie Terrace, Brisbane. 

Within the Walls of Brisbane Gaol (1883): ‘Sentencing’ A contemporary description of life inside the old Petrie Terrace prison for prisoners receiving their sentence. 

Within the Walls of Brisbane Gaol (1883): ‘Refactory Prisoners’ Life inside for refactory inmates of the old prison on Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, back in the 1880s.

Within the Walls of Brisbane Gaol (1883): ‘Execution’ A description of the execution process in the old prison on Petrie Terrace, Brisbane.

Within the Walls of Brisbane Gaol (1883): 'Sunday' A description of a typical Sunday in the old Petrie Terrace Gaol, Brisbane, back in 1883.

Within the Walls of Brisbane Gaol (1883): 'By the Dog' A look at life in Brisbane's Petrie Terrace in 1883, from the imagined perspective of the prison dog.

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