A Visit to the Adelaide Gaol – 1939.

A Visit to the Adelaide Gaol – 1939.

Behind Prison Walls. 1939. On Saturday morning I found myself the possessor of a pass of admission to His Majesty’s Gaol Adelaide. My companion was Miss Sylvia Cowles, an English visitor who for the past 13 years has been a voluntary handicraft instructress to...
James Albert Coleman – Executed 2 July 1908

James Albert Coleman – Executed 2 July 1908

Adelaide, South Australia 1908 “Coleman, how do you plead, Guilty or Not Guilty for being intoxicated in a Public place?” ”Sir, I am not guilty! I do not deserve this kind of treatment.” ”Mr Coleman you were found drunk in a public place...
A Picturesque Penitentiary – 1878

A Picturesque Penitentiary – 1878

By an Eye Witness – 1878. “What I have seen permit me to relate.” There is a mystery about a prison too which is not without its effect. The high walls alone suffice to create a thousand conjectures. We wonder as we pass, what events are occurring...