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Trial Bay Gaol’s crowning act of restoration


April 28, 2018 by admin

Easy does it: The replica roof vent is guided carefully into position above Trial Bay Gaol’s gatehouse. PIC COURTESY OF NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICENINETY years on, the historic Trial Bay Gaol has got back its hat.

The reinstatement of a replica of the originalroof vent took place recently when local contractors used a 20 tonne crane to lower the feature delicatelyinto position on the restored roof.

Opened in 1886 as a former Public Works prison, the gaol was usedsubsequently aninternment camp for German nationalsduring WWI.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Trail Bay Gaol Visitor Centre Manager, Neville Nunney said virtually everything of value had beenremoved.when the gaol had beenclosed in 1922

“The gaol was stripped bare of all its fittings and fixtures including the iron roof and its vent”, Mr Nunney said.

Historic: Trial Bay Gaol seen from the sky.

“Literally everything was removed, leaving nothing but the stone buildings and iron bars.”

Over the past six years, funding provided by the NPWS and the Country Cultural and Heritage Division (CCHD) heritage assistance programs, has enabled a series of projects to help ensure the long-term sustainability the gaol.

“Other projects to help ensure the preservation of the historic Trial Bay Goal for future generations included refurbishment to help water-proof and stabilise the granite walls of the of the Gatehouse and guard towers,” Mr Nunney said.

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