Over the years the Geelong Gaol has seen thousands of men, women and children pass through the gates. Many of those were of the vagrant class, living on streets and existing through a life of crime.
The five prisoners featured in this new exhibition, The Rogues and Vagabonds of Geelong Gaol, all lived in Victoria at the time where the Australian gold rush influenced the behaviours of the rich and the poor.
There was little in the way of government assistance for those in need so a life of crime became away of life for many.
This new exhibition is included in your entry cost to the Geelong Gaol Museum and starts on September 21