Ever wondered how prisoners whiled away the hours? Chain Gang will explore the many facets of prisoners working lives, and how the opportunities for employment changed over Maitland Gaol's 150 year operation.
Chain Gang will explore the many types of work undertaken by prisoners during the Gaol's operational period. Explore working arrangements from the 1850s right through to the 1980s and 1990s and how work for prisoners changed over this time. The exhibition will shine a light on the prisoner' contributions to a series of Government Departments and highlight how skilled prisoners were put to good use around the state.
Exhibition Dates - November 2019 - February 2020