|Visiting even a former prison is not an everyday thing. But prisons plays important role in Australian history. Everyone knows Australia starts as a remoute colony there England send prisoners...|
|Death masks of prisoners faces after execution
are pretty frightening. The fabric mask in the right photo was worn by the
prisoner during walking exercise. The aim was to stop prisoner interaction.
The metal mask nearby must be worn by rebel prisoners to increase their
|At prominent place we can see Ned Kelly armour. Ned Kelly was a national hero - kind of Robin Hood, he was caught and executed in Old Melbourne Gaol. There was a film with Mick Jagger about Ned Kelly.
On the right picture is an aid for beating prisoners.|
|There is a lot of information here describing death
by execution. In the second picture is seen an original "Hangman's box",
owned by Melbourne's sheriff and "loaned to the museum" - do you think
they might be needing it back one day ? Anyway, these days the death penalty
is not enforced in Australia...yet?|
Old Melbourne Gaol |