Trial Bay, NSW
Trail Bay Gaol (Jail) is located in Trial Bay, Arakoon, NSW
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Trial Bay had been recognised as a safe shipping refuge from southerlies ever since its naming after the wreck of the Brig ‘Trial’ in 1817. The loss of lives and ships required that a breakwater should be built at Trial Bay.
Trial Bay Gaol was established as a public works prision in 1876 as an experimental Public Works Gaol where the inmates would construct the breakwater