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'No Witnesses. No Leads, No Problems': The Reenactment of Crime and Rebellion

Pickering, Paul

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Opened in 1841, the foreboding buildings which comprised Melbourne's first penitentiary were extended several times until the completion of the bluestone walls and turrets in 1864. Although its design was inspired by the fashionable reformist ideas in penology of the day, the prison regime practiced within the heavy walls also incorporated a stark reminder of the lingering 'bloody code' that had characterised the British justice for centuries. Before it was closed in 1929 the prison had been...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55695
Book Title: Historical Reenactment: From Realism to the Affective Turn
DOI: .1057/9780230277090_8

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