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Photo gallery

This exhibit comprises a selection of twelve historic photographs depicting the life and times of Queensland’s major colonial prison for men on St Helena Island.

By the end of the nineteenth century, the prison had become a ‘model’ prison, housing over 300 prisoners in a maze of buildings surrounded by a high stockade wall.

Tour the gallery or click on the photographs below to read their story.

Cannon Tramcar Causway Kangaroo Women Western Promenade
Warders Tailors Shop Church Armoury
Swimming Pool Palm Trees Warders Row
Stockade East View