Maitland Gaol NSW by Bev Woodman
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The wall of A-Wing Cells highlighting the beautiful sandstone blocks used in the construction of most of this historic gaol that was built in 1844 and disbanded in 1998. The stone was sourced from the Morpeth Quarry just a short distance away.

Self guided audio tours, fully guided tours by past inmates, function facilities and sleep overs are all available on site today.


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  • Steve  Woodman
    Steve Woodmanover 6 years ago

    A bleak place indeed.

  • Thanks Steve – I have probably made this look a bit more colourful than it really was.

    – Bev Woodman

  • SueAnne
    SueAnneover 6 years ago

    Nice shot, with lots of texture and color

  • They used beautiful sandstone in most of the buildings – built to last and built to stop anyone from getting out. Thanks again for your comments.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 6 years ago

    Looks like a great place for photos Bev – but not somewhere I’d like to hang out permanently!! Love the angle – works well.

  • Thanks Rosalie – it was very sobering to look through here and hear the stories. It come highly recommended from me if ever you are up this way.

    – Bev Woodman

  • lianne
    lianneover 6 years ago

    great perspective Bev and you’ve captured these tones and textures beautifully.

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 6 years ago

    This certainly had a lot more character to it than the drab contours of Fremantle. A great and very forbidding view! Very well taken. Peter

  • Thanks Peter – both are very sobering places.

    – Bev Woodman

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesover 6 years ago

    You said past inmates…wow…that would be a little undaunting…

  • Thanks Dottie and yes it was a bit creepy – this fellow asked us to stand in front of cell 16 and then explained that he had spent 3 years in that cell for armed robbery. He was quite a character and could really spin some yarns.

    – Bev Woodman

  • shakey
    shakeyover 6 years ago

    Another great image Bev.

  • Thanks Paul for the comment.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Steven Guy
    Steven Guyover 6 years ago

    Hi Bev, my you have been busy. I cant comment on everything I have looked at but there are, as always some stunning new shots. Congratulations my friend !

  • Hi Steven – I’ve missed your comments – I hope you’re well. I don’t expect you to comment on everything as I have been busy but its nice to know you’re around again – so thank you.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Brad Woodman
    Brad Woodmanover 6 years ago

    Great capture Bev.
    Love the texture.
    Well doine. :)

  • Thanks Brad – the mass of sandstone really took my eye.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...over 6 years ago

    Bev such a wonderful image!!!!! great work!!!!

  • Thanks Jeffrey for your comment and so pleased to hear from you again.

    – Bev Woodman

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