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Locked Up in Pentridge's D Division

Join us on a 90-minute tour through D Division and learn about the history of Pentridge Prison. Pentridge Prison D Division is a heritage-listed former prison in Coburg, Victoria, established in 1851. It holds historical significance as it was the first women's prison in 1894 before becoming the Metropolitan Remand Centre for the Victoria justice system. Be told stories of prison life behind the bluestone walls by ex-inmates and ex-prison officers who provide a lived experience of prison life. During the tours, visitors can explore all three tiers of D Division, the condemned and observation cells, hallways, exercise yard, and the site where eleven executions occurred between 1932 and 1967, including the last woman and man executed in Australia, Jean Lee and Ronald Ryan.

Contact

Bluestone College of Knowledge
Atalanti Dionysus - Katrin Strohl, Organisers
Phone: 0402554266
Email: bluestonecollegeofknowledge@gmail.com

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