Robe Gaol

The Old Gaol in Robe held prisoners from the time of construction in 1860/61 until 1870 when it was closed. It was then reopened in 1872 but closed in 1881, which is how it has remained since. To help contain potential escapees, the walls were reinforced with steel boiler plates from the wreck of the SS Admella, which was shipwrecked on a submerged reef off the coast of Carpenter Rocks, south west of Mount Gambier South Australia, in the early hours of Saturday 6 August 1859.

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The Gaol was given some restoration work during 1995 which helped rebuild the walls. It is now an historic icon of Robe, and a great place to explore and discover more of Robe's history.

See: Old Goal














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