Presented by Jeff Atkinson of the Carlton Community History Group.
In the mid-19th century there was a Low Security Prison in what was then uninhabited bush but which is now the suburb of North Carlton. The Lee Street Primary School now sits on this site. This illustrated talk will tell the story of this Prison and of the men who inhabited it – The Prisoners, Notorious Warders and Superintendents – and of the Penal System in Victoria at the time of the Gold Rush.
Downstairs Classroom PHCC