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Old Dubbo Gaol
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Main entrance to the former gaol
Location 90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo, Dubbo Regional Council, New South Wales, Australia
Built 1847—1945
Original use Prison
Current use Tourism attraction
Architect Colonial Architect's Office
Official name: Old Dubbo Gaol; Dubbo Jail; Dubbo Gaol
Type State heritage (built)
Designated 26 March 2004
Reference no. 1689
Type Gaol/Lock-up
Category Law Enforcement
Builders
  • James Atkinson Jnr (1862-63)
  • William Bonython Moffatt (1871, 1874)

The Old Dubbo Gaol is a heritage-listed former gaol and now museum and tourist attraction at 90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo in the Dubbo Regional Council local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The gaol was designed by the NSW Colonial Architect's Office and was built from 1847 to 1945 by James Atkinson Jnr (1862–63) and William Bonython Moffatt (1871 and 1874). The gaol is also known as the Dubbo Jail and the Dubbo Gaol. The building was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 26 March 2004. The building was the second gaol in Dubbo, replacing lockups built in 1847 and 1862.

When closed, the Government of New South Wales planned its demolition and replacement with a multi-storey office block. Protests led by the then Dubbo City Council and local historical society led to the plans being dropped. In 1973 the building was transferred from the NSW Department for Corrections to the city council, with the intention of restoration and creation of a tourist attraction.

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