Darlinghurst Prison 1840-1866

The first wings of Darlinghurst Prison were constructed in 1840. On 7th July 1841 the first prisoners were transferred from the old gaol to Darlinghurst Prison.

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The Riots at Lambing Flat 1861

It was in the year 1861 that the events known in the history of New South Wales as the Lambing Flat Riots happened. It was an occurrence which is interesting on account of its being the only time when a large body of men in this colony went into open rebellion against the Government.

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