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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 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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    Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair. Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person. Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss. Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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