Boggo Road put 40,000 behind bars in just three years

BOGGO Road Gaol was once a symbol of fear and loathing, considered one of the most notorious prisons in Queensland.

Its iconic red brick walls were synonymous with executions, rooftop riots, hunger strikes and protests.

Its dark and fascinating history spans over 100 years.

Since December 2012, the former prison has reopened as a cultural-heritage tourist attraction.

Through the ancient art of storytelling the Boggo Road Gaol tours have offered an entertaining and educational experience for visitors of all ages, from schools to seniors.

With the success and interest in tours of Boggo Road Gaol, director Jack Sim, in conjunction with Brisbane City Council and Friends Of Toowong Cemetery are launching day time Cemetery History Tours in South Brisbane Cemetery, Lutwyche Cemetery and Toowong Cemetery.

Tailored for seniors groups, the stories of many notable and celebrated individuals within the grounds come to life with the assistance of experienced and knowledgeable tour guides.

Within each cemetery, there will be three tours available: A History Tour, People and Places Tour and Crime Tour.

The History Tour explores the story of each cemetery, including notable graves and symbolism.

The People and Places Tour visits the final resting places of some of Brisbane's most colourful characters.

The Cemetery Crime Tour will examine the criminal history of Queensland from the convict era through the 20th century.

These 75-minute tours offer respectful and unique insights Brisbane's past.

Private group tours through History Tours Australia on 0401 666 442. Bookings essential.

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