PRISON HIS­TORY LES­SON

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Head out to Cock­a­too Is­land and learn about the is­land’s fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory as a con­vict prison from 1839-69. It was known as one of the most ex­treme pe­nal es­tab­lish­ments in Aus­tralia. Take a step back in time with a guided tour. The is­land was home to 550 men who built the bar­racks, forged their own prison bars and con­structed Fitzroy Dock. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 8, 10.30am, adults $10, chil­dren free, cock­a­toois­land.gov.au

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