The Adelaide Gaol was built in 1841. It housed approximately 300,000 prisoners during its 147 years of operation. These prisoners consisted of men, women, and children. It also housed those unfortunates who were referred to at the time, as lunatics. The Gaol was closed in 1988 and is known as the longest continuously operating prison in Australia.

The Adelaide Gaol is one of the two oldest remaining public buildings in South Australia. The other is Government House which was built at the same time as the Gaol.


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