Richmond Gaol, Tasmania

Richmond Gaol was built in 1825 as part of Governor Arthur?s system of police districts.  The building was added to in the 1830s and was last used as a gaol in 1928.  One of its infamous inmates was convict Ikey Solomon, said to be the model for Dicken?s Fagin.  The gaol is open daily for inspection.

Richmond Gaol was built in 1825 as part of Governor Arthur?s system of police districts. The building was added to in the 1830s and was last used as a gaol in 1928. One of its infamous inmates was convict Ikey Solomon, said to be the model for Dicken?s Fagin. The gaol is open daily for inspection.

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