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Interior of Sewing Room No. 2, used by women prisoners at Cockatoo Island (Album H.M Gaol Biloela P18)

Unknownc. 1870s

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
Sydney, Australia

In 1988, Cockatoo Island reverted to being a prison to alleviate overcrowding at Darlinghurst Gaol, having served as a convict penal establishment between 1839 and 1969. When the prison buildings were again closed in 1908, the island’s function as a gaol ended for good.

Image courtesy of Corrective Services New South Wales (NSW Department of Communities and Justice)

Details

  • Title: Interior of Sewing Room No. 2, used by women prisoners at Cockatoo Island (Album H.M Gaol Biloela P18)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: c. 1870s
  • Location Created: Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, NSW
  • Physical Dimensions: Unknown
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Corrective Services New South Wales (NSW Department of Communities and Justice)
  • Medium: Photograph

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