The Gaol Photographs are an extraordinary collection of images and information of men women and children who were incarcerated in the NSW prison system. We have indexed and digitised our c.1870-c.1930 photographs. This webinar takes a look at the photographs and how to find them.
Behind the Scenes
In this episode we show you the very popular Gaol Photo Description Books. The photos (or mugshots) of prisoners are from gaols right across NSW and date from 1870-1930.
Explore the stories of men, women and children who were incarcerated in NSW gaols from 1870 to 1930. The exhibition engages with photographic portraits and descriptions of prisoners sourced from the State Archives Collection of Gaol Photographic Description Books.