Old Jail

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Thargomindah’s Old Jail Cells were constructed in 1930 using cypress pine with a galvanised iron roof and lined with hardwood. In 1959, the Old Jail Cells and Kitchen had been purchased by Kulki Station and used as part of their house. In 2018, the Bulloo Shire Council bought them back and relocated them to their current site on Dowling Street as a tourist attraction. With it’s hardwood walls and the high windows, it remains as an example of the less sophisticated and modern architecture that was so prevalent in the West.

Come down and check out what it would have been like to be ‘locked up’ for crimes committed back in the day. Listen to Police Sergeant George Schnitzerling talking to prisoner Sidney Barney.
If you like a bit of fun, get your photo taken in the funny photo opportunity board at the front of the jail.

The Old Jail Cells are part of Thargomindah’s Self-Guided Tour, so come on down to the Visitor Information Centre to purchase your swipe card and experience this automated attraction.

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