Townsville's old gaol: a study of people and structures

Smith, Amanda Sharlene Maree (1992) Townsville's old gaol: a study of people and structures. Other thesis, James Cook University of North Queensland.

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Abstract

Townsville's Old Gaol was the first major gaol of fixed structures in North Queensland. The Old Gaol was completed in March 1880, and was situated in North Ward, Townsville. The new gaol, at Stuart's Creek, was completed in 1891. In 1955, the Townsville Central State Primary School was erected on the Old Gaol's premises. The design incorporated the use of at least one of the original Old Gaol structures. This thesis documents the history of the original structures of the Old Gaol, in regard to the way that people and structures interrelate. The re-use of the premises by other Government departments is another major topic of this thesis. Also included are discussions on the aspects involved in the design process, and effects that the original design have had on the use and re-use of the Old Gaol.

Item ID: 57149
Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Copyright Information: Copyright © 1992 Amanda Sharlene Maree Smith.
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Prisons; Townsville Gaol; North Ward Police Station; Townsville Central Primary School; Buildings; Gaolers quarters; Turnkeys Quarters

Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 23:22
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1202 Building > 120299 Building not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 50%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870299 Construction Design not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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