History Vault

The Boggo Road History Vault is the #1 online gateway for exploring the nooks and crannies of some very fascinating Australian prison history. Scroll down to view the various categories and unlock access to over 200 pages of history, featuring hundreds of images and thousands of links to further information, including newspaper articles, original records and reports, and other relevant websites.

Explore the ins and outs of everyday life for staff and inmates inside Boggo Road.
PRISON LIFE
Explore the ins and outs of everyday life for staff and inmates inside Boggo Road.

Tips and useful links for people researching Boggo Road and Queensland prison history.
RESEARCH CENTRE
Tips and useful links for people researching Boggo Road and Queensland prison history.

Explains the 116-year evolution and constantly-changing face of the Boggo Road prison reserve.
BOGGO THROUGH THE DECADES
Explains the 116-year evolution and constantly-changing face of the Boggo Road prison reserve.

Learn about the incredible history of capital punishment in Queensland and the 94 people who were hanged here.
HANGING IN QUEENSLAND
Learn about the incredible history of capital punishment in Queensland and the 94 people who were hanged here.

A look at the many attempts made to escape from Boggo Road since its earliest days
ESCAPES FROM BOGGO ROAD
A look at the many attempts made to escape from Boggo Road since its earliest days.

Learn about the different women's prisons that have stood at Boggo Road over the years.
PRISONS FOR WOMEN
Learn about the different women's prisons that have stood at Boggo Road over the years.

Meet some of the thousands of people who experienced life in Boggo Road.
THE PEOPLE OF BOGGO
Meet some of the thousands of people who experienced life in Boggo Road.

A look at the various buildings that made up Boggo Road, from construction to archaeology
THE BUILDINGS OF BOGGO ROAD
A look at the various buildings that made up Boggo Road, from construction to archaeology.

Explore some of the fascinating maps and plans associated with Boggo Road since 1883.
MAPS & PLANS
Explore some of the fascinating maps and plans associated with Boggo Road since 1883.

How Boggo Road earned its reputation as a 'notorious' prison through years of conflict, strikes and riots.
TROUBLE & STRIFE
How Boggo Road earned its reputation as a 'notorious' prison through years of conflict, strikes and riots.

Learn about changing attitudes to running prisons, and some landmark inquiries that led to change.
PENOLOGY & PRISON REPORTS
Learn about changing attitudes to running prisons, and some landmark inquiries that led to change.

Heritage prisons are a rare sight now, but a network of prisons once spanned the colony.
PRISONS OF COLONIAL QUEENSLAND
Heritage prisons are a rare sight now, but a network of prisons once spanned the colony.

We take a look at some of those Boggo Road stories that, well, don't quite pass muster.
MYTHBUSTING
We take a look at some of those Boggo Road stories that, well, don't quite pass muster.

Better understand prison history with these simple historical frameworks.
PRISON TIMELINES
Better understand prison history with these simple historical frameworks.

Explore the many heritage gaols and lockups that can be found right around Australia.
AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE GAOLS
Explore the many heritage gaols and lockups that can be found right around Australia.

The story of the area surrounding the heritage prison.
LOCAL HISTORY
The story of the area surrounding the heritage prison.