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Address: East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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History!

Its the Darwin's last history for the executions! Its good the preserve this sort of history for public and mainly entry is free of charge.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its the Darwin's last history for the executions! Its good the preserve this sort of history for public and mainly entry is free of charge.

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Darwin, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only opened in the wet season Saturday and Wednesday. The local plover was everywhere today. Good way to show the young where we have come from, which is not that long ago either when you think about it.

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Thank mgrocks
Brisbane
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited earlier in the week. Had to keep an eye out for the plovers. Would recommend it for a visit. Pretty surprising to see how recently the gallows were still in use. No entry fee so that was a bonus, glad to make a donation to keep it open for visitors.

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Kiama, Australia
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My info is briefer than normal on account the PLACE WAS CLOSED when I showed up on a nice November Tuesday morning around 10.30 am. Turns out there is limited opening times in low season, something my expensive guide-book and even the joint’s own website don’t mention – for the record we are looking at WED and SAT only between... More 

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Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Love them even more when there's no entry fee! The only problem with this place is the nesting plovers down the back - nasty little swoopers...

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Adelaide, Australia
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178 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A couple of kilometres from the city, entry to this old gaol is free. There were three of us there. My wife, me and someone presumably on security duty in the office, but you’re on your own rambling around the site. There are some signs and displays but no handout maps or brochures. It’s got toilets, a water fountain and... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This gaol has a "cyclone room". You can feel what it was like to go through Cyclone Trace in 1974' it is very realistic and a great commentary. Although small the goal is quite interesting.

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Thank cmbf1953
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What a walk back in time! A very hot and humid day in Darwin but it didn't stop us enjoying what this attraction has to offer.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Like all gaols, they tell their own story. Inmates incarcerated for minor - major dealings. I could only imagine how difficult it would have been without air-conditioning, however the tin huts were better ventilated than brick buildings. Definitely an interesting place to visit.

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Thank Robyn E
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This gives a good insight into the conditions which inmates would have experienced. The better ventilation of the metal huts makes them more comfortable that the stone buildings. Videos explain a lot about how people came to be inside.

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