Richmond Gaol, Bathurst Street, Richmond TAS, Australia

Richmond Gaol was built in 1825 as part of Governor Arthur’s system of policy districts.

The building was added to in the 1830s and was last used as a gaol in 1928.

One of the infamous inmates was convicted Ikey Solomon, said to be the model for Dicken’s Fagin.

The gaol is open daily for inspection.

The gaol, along with other historic sites in Richmond, can be explored on the Richmond Heritage Walk.

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