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  Old Melbourne Gaol | Melbourne Australia
Melbourne Gaol is Victoria's oldest surviving penal establishment.
The Old Melbourne Gaol complex is historically and architecturally significant as one of the early gaols in Australia built using up-to-date gaol principles, and is the oldest surviving penal establishment in Victoria.
Importance of Melbourne Gaol Ned Kelly was hung in the Melbourne Gaol, his mother was a prisoner in the same gaol at the time.
www.ripefruit.com /melbourne/sights/old_melbourne_gaol.htm   (1480 words)

  
  Melbourne Gaol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melbourne Gaol (more commonly known as The Old Melbourne Gaol) is located in Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Built in 1864 the gaol was the setting for 135 hangings, the most infamous being that of bushranger Ned Kelly in 1880.
Melbourne Gaol is Victoria's oldest surviving penal establishment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Melbourne_Gaol   (202 words)

  
 Old Melbourne Gaol: citysearch
On completion in 1864, the Gaol became one of the largest buildings on Melbourne's skyline, a symbol of authority.
The Gaol reopened briefly during World War II when the Australian Army used it as a military detention barracks from 1942-1946.
The Melbourne Gaol was the scene of 135 hangings including that of the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.
melbourne.citysearch.com.au /E/V/MELBO/0039/77/07/2.html   (194 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Melbourne Gaol (more commonly known as The Old Melbourne Gaol) is a museum and former prison located in Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The gaol was the setting for 136 hangings, the most infamous being that of bushranger born January 1855 Ned Kelly in 1880.
Melbourne Gaol also has a court house where one woman, "Elizabeth Scott" was sentenced to being hanged - the first woman to ever be hanged in at the Old Melbourne Gaol.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Old_Melbourne_Gaol   (747 words)

  
 Melbourne - World Wikia
Melbourne is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia, with a population of approximately 3.7 million[1] (2006 estimate).
Melbourne’s many museums include: the Natural History of Victoria Museum, which houses an extensive collection of Australian hand-made articles; the Keeping Place Aboriginal Gallery; the experimental Children’s Museum and the Old Melbourne Gaol, a prison built in 1850 and closed in 1929, a period, during which 136 prisoners were sentenced to death.
Melbourne is the seat of the National Gallery of Victoria, that houses collections of European art from the 15th century through to the 18th Century (Flemish, Dutch, Italian, French and English), modern art (from Impressionist through Post-impressionist to Contemporary) and Australian art.
world.wikia.com /wiki/Melbourne   (977 words)

  
 omj2: Show&Tell: Old Melbourne Gaol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The three-storey section of the Old Melbourne Gaol which remains and is now open to the public, was built in 1852.
The story of the building of the Gaol during the Goldrushes and the philosophy of the model prison is explained.
One wing of the Gaol was for women (demolished in the 1920s) and their stories needed to be told.
www.amol.org.au /craft/omjournal/volume2/gardiner.asp   (3097 words)

  
 Melbourne Travel Guide | Fodor's Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Melbourne is also known for its rich migrant influences, particularly those expressed through food: the espresso cafés in Lygon Street, Melbourne's "little Italy," or the Greek district of the city central.
Named after then-British Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, the city of 3½ million was founded in 1835 when the Englishman John Batman and a group of businessmen bought 243,000 hectares of land from the local Aborigines for a few trinkets.
After gold was discovered in Victoria in the 1850s, Melbourne soon became the fastest-growing city in the British empire, and a number of its finer buildings were constructed during this period.
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 Old Melbourne Gaol - Central Melbourne Sights - Sightseeing in Melbourne - Only Melbourne
Old Melbourne Gaol dominated the Melbourne skyline as a symbol of authority when it was built in the mid 1800s.
A second gaol was built in 1841-4, adjoining the then Supreme Court at the corner of Russell and La Trobe Streets, but this was entirely demolished early in the twentieth century when the Magistrate's Court complex was built.
For example, seventeen jailer's houses on Swanston St (1860), a hospital in one of the yards (1864) and a chief warders house on the corner of Franklin and Russell Sts.
www.onlymelbourne.com.au /melbourne_details.php?id=777   (551 words)

  
 Melbourne Central City, Victoria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Melbourne's central city area has traditionally been defined as the "Golden Mile", which is the checker-board survey by the government surveyor, Robert Hoddle, who in 1837 fixed a township of six blocks by four blocks.
Melbourne was a country town, with a rapidly expanding pastoral hinterland as livestock were brought form Tasmania and New South Wales.
Fortunately for central Melbourne the transport utilities were in place, with railway lines from the suburbs and a dense network of cable trams, mostly put in service between 1887 and 1890.
www.arts.monash.edu.au /ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/melbournecity.html   (4911 words)

  
 Ned Kelly | Old Melbourne Gaol's Most Famous Inmate
She was serving three years hard labour in the female wing of the Gaol for the supposed attempted murder of Constable Fitzpatrick in 1878.
The executioner was Elijah Upjohn, a prisoner of the Gaol.
On display in the Gaol are Ned's death mask, one of his pistols and a suit of one of the gang's armour.
www.ripefruit.com /melbourne/sights/ned_kelly.htm   (2208 words)

  
 Championshp Tennis Tours - Melbourne Park
Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria in Australia.
Melbourne is renowned for its parks, fickle weather, clanging trams, upside-down river, football and its cosmopolitan outlook.
The focus of Melbourne is slowly shifting to the south bank of the Yarra, which has seen large scale construction and the influx of huge sums of money and political will.
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 Melbourne Activities
Melbourne is an urbane city, with many theatres, cinemas, band venues, galleries, and, of course, cafes and restaurants.
Excellent views of Melbourne across to the Dandenong Ranges are available from the Sofitel lounge on the 35th floor, and from the viewing platform at the Rialto Towers.
There are two universities near the centre of Melbourne, the utilitarian buildings of RMIT in the city itself and the more traditional buildings of the University of Melbourne just to the north.
goanna.cs.rmit.edu.au /~jz/travel/aus/melbourne.html   (983 words)

  
 Melbourne, Australia. Travel guide & tourist information by Hostelbookers.com
MELBOURNE is Australia's second-largest city, with a population of 3.4 million, around half a million less than Sydney.
Melbourne has a rich arts and music scene, and there's always plenty to do in the evening.
Melbourne's gay and lesbian scene may not be as in-your-face as Sydney's, but it's almost as big, and is also less ghettoized than in Sydney.
www.hostelbookers.com /guides/australia/melbourne   (196 words)

  
 Melbourne - Wikitravel
Melbourne is the second-largest city in Australia and the capital of the state of Victoria.
Melbourne’s public transport system "Metlink" is comprised of trams, trains and buses: trams service the central city and inner suburbs, trains service the suburbs, and buses where there are no tram or train tracks.
Melbourne is more-or-less centrally located on the coast of Victoria, and there are many natural and manmade attractions close enough to easily visit in a day's return drive.
wikitravel.org /en/Melbourne   (7487 words)

  
 Melbourne - Victoria - Australia - Travel - smh.com.au
Melbourne is known for its changeable weather what ever the season so be prepared for cool weather even in the middle of summer.
Melbourne's international and domestic airport (Tullamarine) is 22 km north east of the city centre.
Melbourne is considered, at least by Melbournians, to be the culinary capital of Australia.
www.smh.com.au /news/Victoria/Melbourne/2005/02/17/1108500206924.html   (4512 words)

  
 Old Melbourne Gaol, Victoria, Australia
The gaol has such a strong association with hanging that it's not surprising that there is an exhibition on the “Art of Hanging”, featuring the "Hangman’s Box" and its contents.
The gaol is a relatively small and narrow building with cells either side on three levels.
The Old Melbourne gaol is open seven days a week, 9am-5pm, but is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
www.melbourne.com.au /gaol.htm   (304 words)

  
 University of Melbourne in Australia - MSU Office of Study Abroad
Melbourne is the home of the University and has an approximate population of 3.6 million and is the second largest city.
Melbourne is considered by many to be the “Arts Capital of Australia” and is home of the Australian Tennis Open, the Melbourne Cup (horse race), the motorcycle and Formula One Grand Prix, and Aussie Rules Football.
There is a lot to see in Melbourne including the many parks and gardens, museums, exhibitions and galleries and for the more relaxed traveler, the pubs, cafes and restaurants.
studyabroad.msu.edu /programs/melbournemulti.html   (1663 words)

  
 Melbourne travel guide @ Cheap Travel Deals
Melbourne may lack a truly stunning natural setting or "in-your-face" sights, but with its subtle charms it is a city that grows on you, one that is undeniably a very pleasant place to live, and enjoyable to visit too.
Melbourne's strong claim to being the nation's cultural capital is well-founded: laced with a healthy dash of counterculture, Melbourne's artistic life flourishes, culminating in the highbrow Melbourne Festival in the last two weeks in October, and its slightly more offbeat (and shoestring) cousin, the Fringe Festival.
Accessible and approachable, Melbourne has long been known as a city of few sights but plenty of lifestyle, a place to sit and enjoy a coffee or stroll in a park rather than traipse round museums and tourist attractions.
www.femalefirst.co.uk /travel/842004.htm   (1113 words)

  
 Melbourne Australia,Melbourne Tourism,Melbourne Tours,Melbourne Travel
The chilling environment of the Old Melbourne Gaol was the scene of 135 hangings, including that of the infamous Ned Kelly.
The gaol houses a fascinating exhibition on the Art of Hanging of which the Hangman's Box with all its macabre contents is on public view for the first time.
Safe and friendly, Melbourne offers a plethora of hip venues - whatever your taste, be it sipping a cocktail in the corner of a quiet bar, or raging on the dance floor of a thumping nightclub, Melbourne has a scene to suit for everyone.
www.international-travel-tours.com /australia/melbourne.html   (627 words)

  
 Cosmopolitan Hotel / Motel St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Melbourne Museum - The modernist Melbourne Museum is the largest museum complex in the Southern Hemisphere.
Melbourne Observation Deck - The 253-metre-high Rialto Towers Building is the tallest office building in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the most recognised icons in Melbourne.
Melbourne Zoo - More than 350 animal species from around the world are on display in the zoo's attractive enclosures and botanical settings.
www.cosmopolitanhotel.com.au /attractions.htm   (310 words)

  
 Melbourne Gaol at KellyGang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Ned Kelly was hung in the Melbourne Gaol, his mother was a prisoner in the same gaol at the time.
Mr Castieau was the Governor of the Melbourne Gaol, he recieved Ned Kelly on his arrival from Glenrowan.
Ned Kelly was hung in the Melbourne Gaol on 11/11/1880.
www.kellygang.asn.au /places/plM/melbgaolB7.html   (467 words)

  
 Melbourne Australia Travel Guide
Melbourne is well known for its sports enthusiasm but also for its class and sophistication.
The Melbourne Zoo is a wonderful place to see some of Australia’s beautiful nature and animals as well as animals from around the world.
Melbourne is also home to ten of the sixteen teams in the Australian Football league.
www.hotelsbycity.net /guides/aus/melbourne   (1024 words)

  
 Old Melbourne Gaol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The gaol is located in the city of Melbourne, in Russell Street opposite the Police Headquarters.
When the gaol was shut down it still had Ned's guns, death mask and lots of other souvenirs, so they said, "Let's put them on display", and they did.
By today's standards life in the gaol was harsh, but by the standards of those days, it sometimes offered better food and accommodation than was available elsewhere.
teachit.acreekps.vic.edu.au /cyberfair2002/oldmelbournegaol.htm   (601 words)

  
 Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne Historical Buildings, A-Z of Tourism, Historical Buildings in Melbourne Australia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Old Melbourne Gaol is a cramped former prison with tiny cells and a spooky collection of death masks and artifacts relating to 19th-century prison life.
Parliament House in Melbourne is one of Melbourne'.....
Details are given on Melbourne castles, Melbourne stately homes, famous buildings in Melbourne, Melbourne markets, famous bridges in Melbourne and places of worship in Melbourne (such as Melbourne cathedrals, Melbourne churches, Melbourne shrines and Melbourne mosques) with architectural significance.
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 History and heritage in a day - Touring routes - Tours and touring routes - Melbourne - visitvictoria.com
Melbourne has an intriguing history of settlement, gold and the unique characters that have called it home.
This remarkable house and garden provide a delightful escape within the heart of Melbourne and the extensive and original collection throughout the house provide a rare insight into the Armytage family and their influence on Melbourne society during their 96-year residency from 1865 to 1959.
Melbourne’s Golden Mile Heritage Trail, a self-guided walking trail that links most of the city’s key heritage sites, is the best way to see Melbourne’s historic buildings and precincts.
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 City of Melbourne - Schools - The Old Melbourne Gaol
The Old Melbourne Gaol is a chilling environment for studies of 19
The Gaol was the scene of 136 hangings, including that of infamous Ned Kelly.
Students investigate what conditions were like for men, women and children in the gaol and are encouraged to reflect on ideas about crime and punishment both then and now.
www.melbourne.vic.gov.au /info.cfm?top=13&pa=684&pg=2107   (229 words)

  
 Do Australia | Melbourne attractions
More than 130 prisoners were hanged at the Old Melbourne Gaol between 1841 and 1929, including the infamous bushranger Ned Kelly who met his fate in November 1880.
The gaol is also home to Kelly's bullet-dented suit of armour and shows restored cells and the gallows in which the hangings took place.
Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest zoo and over recent years has enjoyed large-scale investment to improve facilities for both the resident animals and visitors.
www.doaustralia.com /states/Vic/MelbAttractionIndex.htm   (576 words)

  
 Melbourne's Key Attractions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Old Melbourne Gaol was established in 1841 and expanded rapidly during the gold rush.
Melbourne Zoo is Australia’s oldest zoo and over recent years has enjoyed large-scale investment to improve facilities for both the resident animals and visitors.
There is an African rainforest with gorillas, orangutans, hippos and big cats, as well as a particularly impressive butterfly house and a bushland exhibit, which is home to many of Australia’s native wildlife species.
www.travelersdigest.com /melbourne_key.htm   (239 words)

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