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From 1903 to 1921, the Brisbane prison complex on Boggo Road housed women prisoners.  What became No 2 Division is now heritage listed and open to visitors of a different kind to those who came to see inmates before 1989 when this Division closed. You might notice how the prison entry sign was adjusted when the women were moved on and the men moved in.

Here are some ten photographs, one of which comes with a language and a spelling warning.  I have played with some of them (colour to black and white for instance, and one of the prison cell block that felt quite church-like to me, so I’ve added some age and light for fun).

HM Prison for ..men

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