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Fannie Bay Gaol

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Fannie Bay Gaol operated as Her Majesty’s Gaol and Labour Prison from 1883 until 1979. The original buildings comprised two blocks with 16 cells, a

Fannie Bay Gaol operated as Her Majesty’s Gaol and Labour Prison from 1883 until 1979. The original buildings comprised two blocks with 16 cells, a washhouse and a kitchen. A stone infirmary was constructed in 1887 and remains on site. In 1920 cells were constructed for women prisoners. By late 1950s a remand section, watch tower and maximum security wings had been constructed. The gaol contains rare gallows constructed for the last two hangings in the Northern Territory. During WWII, prisoners were released and the gaol used by the Army and Air Force. The integrity and severity of the precinct combine to convey the oppressive atmosphere of the institution. The gaol is highly valued for its penal, legal, medical and social history.

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Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times. Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer. Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf. Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision. Disabled access available, contact operator for details

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    Activities

    • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations
    • Landmarks and Buildings

    Facilities

    • Carpark
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet

    Accessibility

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times. Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer. Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf. Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision. Disabled access available, contact operator for details

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