Talk: Darlinghurst Gaol with Richard Whitaker

  • 22 May 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • RAHS, History House, Macquarie St, Sydney
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Join Richard Whitaker for a fascinating talk on the Darlinghurst Gaol. Opening in 1841 it was Sydney’s main penitentiary until it finally closed, 73 years later in 1914.

Hear about the brutal and fascinating history of hard labour, floggings and numerous executions, with several famous and infamous citizens passing through the gates over the years. Including Henry Lawson, Jimmy Governor, Captain Moonlight and Louisa Collins, the last woman to be hanged in NSW and the only woman in Darlinghurst Gaol.

This talk is held in partnership with the Royal Australian Historical Society at History House, Macquarie Street.

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