Castlemaine Gaol

Built in the mid-1800s to imprison offenders during Victoria’s goldrush, it staged 10 documented executions, the last held in 1876. It was decomissioned as a jail in 1990, having since undergone several transformations: as a hotel, tourist attraction, school camp, conference centre, and most recently as a community radio station. Although it is a Heritage Australia site, the Mount Alexander Council recently sold it, and parts of the gaol will apparently undergo residential development.

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