7 Jun 1841 - Darlinghurst Gaol opened

#OnThisDay 7 June 1841 Darlinghurst Gaol in Sydney began accepting prisoners and prisoner transfers. Construction of the gaol began back in 1822 and was finally finished in 1885. The first prisoners at Darlinghurst were transferred from the old Sydney Gaol in George St. Darlinghurst closed in 1914 and the site is now the National Art School.

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