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15-April-2021
15-April-2021

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The restored prisoners hut commemorates 60 years of the Palen Creek Correctional Centre.

HM State Farm, Palen Creek was proclaimed a prison farm on 15 November 1934. It was the first prison in the Commonwealth to have absolutely no security measures except for the honour of the prisoners who were selected to go there. Prisoners erected their own buildings and sold produce from gardens they maintained. In 1937, there was a daily average of 50 male prisoners at Palen Creek.

Location

Address:Mount Lindesay Highway, Information Centre, Rathdowney, 4287
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.211996
Long: 152.863243
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State
Actual Event Start Date:15-November-1934
Actual Event End Date:15-November-1994

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th November, 1994
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This original hut was restored by the
inmates of the Palen Creek Correctional
Centre and moved to its present site.
It was presented to Councillor Colin
McIntyre on behalf of the Rathdowney
Area Development and Historical
Association Inc. by Mr Keith Hamburger,
Director of Custodial Services Queensland,
on 26 November 1994, to celebrate 60
years of the prison farm

Plaque :

ORIGINAL PRISONERS HUT 1934.
RE-LOCATED TO THIS SITE IN 1994.
      DONATED BY THE
PALEN CREEK CORRECTIONAL CENTRE

Rathdowney Area Development & Historical Assoc Inc

Source: MA
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