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Boggo Road Gaol – a new chapter? with Robert Riddel

Event Information

  • 17 Nov 2010 12:30pm
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, slq Auditorium 2, level 2
  • South Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Free, no bookings required

With the closure of what had become the ‘hell hole’ of Queensland’s prison system and infamous for the rioting of its inmates, so began a new chapter. The site was then master planned as a science park, urban housing development and public transport interchange. The former women’s prison of 1903 was preserved intact but after 20 years its future is unresolved. The talk will explore the potential of this significant site which contains one of the landmark groups of buildings which defined ‘Victorian’ Brisbane.

Robert Riddel
Robert Riddel is an architect with a background in conservation and adaptive reuse. He has taught architectural history and recorded many of the best built works of our city as well as designing a few of his own. He is a member of the Urban Design Board and a keen advocate for a better Brisbane.

When: Wed 17 Nov, 12.30pm
Where: State Library of Queensland slq Auditorium 2, level 2
Entry: Free, no bookings required