Old Geelong Gaol

I am going to do the Geelong gaol witch i think is a good idea i found out that it was not a gaol for rehabilitation but for punishment and even the most hardened criminals can’t cop with the conditions. the old Geelong Gaol opened in 1864 and capacity was 86 and cells 55 and 38 were holding cells for prisoners sentients to death. A total of six convicts were hanged in Geelong from 1854 to 1865. Four of these took place at Gallows Flat (on Crown land near the Gaol) and two were within the Gaol — James Murphy on November 7 1863 and Thomas Menard (an American) on October 28 1865. i think that my group will re-enact the inmates escaping the prison and add some weird facts about the gaol :). i think it is worth making a film about because it has got a good history and that some people will not know about it. i think some techniques i will use is maybe some drone photos and videos and some re-enact the inmates escaping.

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  1. This is very good Jack. You have put good thought into a storyline you will follow and have expressed this in your own words well. You have also included some very good information about how you will film and ideas for re-enactments etc. so a great job so far!

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