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This is the courtyard and solitary cell in Redruth Gaol, situated on the outskirts of Burra in the Mid North of South Australia. It's hot and desolate, and would have been a somewhat unpleasant way to spend time. The lone tree was probably planted long after the prison closed.

The Gaol was built in 1856, and was the first South Australian Gaol built outside of Adelaide. The prison closed in 1894, and re-opened in 1897 as a Girl's Reformatory, closing in 1922.

It again came to fame when in 1979 part of the film "Breaker Morant" was shot within the walls.

Some adjustments in Photoshop to the Levels, and some sharpening, otherwise it's as I saw it.

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