Fannie Bay Gaol

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Landmarks and Buildings

Fannie Bay Gaol operated as Her Majesty’s Gaol and Labour Prison from 1883 until 1979. The original buildings comprised two blocks with 16 cells, a washhouse and a kitchen. A stone infirmary was constructed in 1887 and remains on site. In 1920 cells were constructed for women prisoners. By late 1950s a remand section, watch tower and maximum security wings had been constructed. The gaol contains rare gallows constructed for the last two hangings in the Northern Territory. During WWII, prisoners were released and the gaol used by the Army and Air Force. The integrity and severity of the precinct combine to convey the oppressive atmosphere of the institution. The gaol is highly valued for its penal, legal, medical and social history.

Facilities

Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Disabled access available Paid Wifi Picnic Area Public Toilet Wheelchair access

Nearby Things to Do

View All
me and my llama, Darwin Area, Northern Territory

Me and my llama

Darwin

Remnant of railway track and mound.

North Australia Railway The Narrows

Darwin

Government House from the Esplanade

Government House

Darwin

Nearby Accommodation

View All
Mandalay Luxury Stay, Darwin Area, Northern Territory, Australia

Mandalay Luxury Stay

Darwin

Swimming Pool

Ramada Suites Zen Quarter Darwin

Darwin

Harbour Lights, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Harbour Lights

Darwin

Contact Us