Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), Brisbane

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Boggo Road Gaol in Brisbane, Australia, was Queensland’s main jail from the 1880s to the 1980s, by which time it had become notorious for poor conditions and rioting. Located on Annerley Road in Dutton Park, an inner southern suburb of Brisbane, it is the only surviving intact gaol in Queensland that reflects penological principles of the 19th century. After closing in 1992, the larger 1960s section was demolished, leaving the heritage listed section (built as a women’s prison in 1905), which is open to the public through guided tours run by Boggo Road Gaol Pty Ltd.
It was officially known as "Brisbane Gaol" but was commonly known as "Boggo Road" after the original name of the Annerley Road. A new street formed after 1996 now has the name Boggo Road.
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  • Really informative historical tour. Guide Kim was exceptionally knowledgeable- could answer any question. Going back for the night tour!  more »
  • This was one of the best experiences on my trip to Brisbane although it often doesn't feature among the top few things to do on most websites. Heather was a lovely guide, passionate with a great...  more »
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  • We went to a birthday party that was hosted at Boggo road gaol and it was truly awesome! The tour was so much fun and we all got to dress up and take pictures in the cells. So much fun!!
  • Awesome History tour. Just us and the guide, so very personal. Great history of the gaol and surrounding areas. The Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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