The old stocks remaining in the centre of the Round House, in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia.
Camera – Nikon D90
Tried converting to Sepia as I thought it would suit, but it lost something in translation.

Bit of info below:

The Round House is the oldest remaining building in Western Australia. It was built as a gaol and was the first permanent building in the colony.

It was designed by HW Reveley, the colony’s first civil engineer, and built in 1830 – 1831. The Round House had eight cells and a gaolers residence which all opened up into a central courtyard.

Bay whaling was carried out from Bathers beach below the Round House. As part of the whaling operations a tunnel was constructed under the Round House to provide whalers with access to the town from the jetty and bathers beach.

When the first convicts arrived in 1850 the Round House was inadequate to house them so the convicts built a new goal which was completed in the 1850’s and continued to be used as Fremantle prison through until 1991.


wood, gaol, jail, historic, fremantle, stocks, prisoners, round house


  • Campbell Miller
    Campbell Millerabout 5 years ago

    Nice shot and well researched Trish. Glad they dont use them anymore. I reckon they would hurt my neck.

  • Thanks Campbell for your kind words, they do look a tad uncomfortable :(

    – Trish Woodford

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...about 5 years ago

    Nice capture and DoF Trish.

  • Thanks so much Richard :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdabout 5 years ago

    Nice DOF

  • Thanks so much Davo :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellabout 5 years ago


  • Kind thanks Svetlana :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 5 years ago

    Love the perspective and DOF Trish.

  • Kind thanks Georgie :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • helmutk
    helmutkabout 5 years ago

    Lovely work !

  • Thanks helmut, appreciate your comments :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    I really do love the way you see things..great work

  • Thanks Kim, thats very kind of you :)) I just went thru some more of your portfolio and its wonderful. I’ll definitely be back to take a longer look, there’s so many great ones. I think we’re slightly kindred spirits in the type of stuff we like – windows, doors, old & rusty :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • XeniaVRhein
    XeniaVRheinabout 5 years ago

    This is very good my dear Trish, love your sense for little details. Fantastic work!

  • Thank Xenia, thats very kind of you :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • helene
    heleneabout 5 years ago

    Excellent shot of a nasty instrument :o)

  • Thanks so much Helene, sorry for the late reply :))

    – Trish Woodford

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...about 5 years ago

    fantastic! beautifully captured! instant fav!

  • Hi Dave & Trena, thanks so much for your lovely comment and the fave :)

    – Trish Woodford

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