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500 days ago1


I've been in the cells when i taught here in the early 90s. Once the cell door closes it is pitch black. Cold. Silent. As a punishment it must have been sanity depriving. Time and space vanish. Cold black hell.

498 days ago

We have had a few "ghostly" stories over the years. Sudden blasts of cold air with no explanation. Doors opening and closing. The only way to know for sure is to visit and wander and hope to feel the presence if you dare......Ange Jenkins - Library staff member

500 days ago

From Ballarat Courier 2013 http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/1835185/see-the-gaol-cells-underneath-the-university-of-ballarat/ "The [library] building now houses Ballarat's brightest minds. In 1880, it housed Ballarat's most callous criminals. Most of the cells have now been "sealed off", according to staff – a nice way of saying the clay and bluestone walls have caved in. Now, the only known access to the rooms which housed bank robbers, bush rangers and murderers is a small trap door beneath the sofa in the library..."

501 days ago

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