How long does the Fremantle Prison tour go for?

1 hour 30 minutes
Tour details

Departs Every Wednesday and Friday evening. In winter (April – October) tours depart regularly from 6.30pm, with multiple tours throughout the evening. In summer (November – March) tours depart from 7.00pm, with multiple tours throughout the evening.
Tour length 1 hour 30 minutes

How many people were hanged at Fremantle Prison?

43 men and one woman were hanged at Fremantle Prison. Condemned prisoners were vigilantly observed to prevent suicide attempts. On the day of execution, they were hanged by falling through an opening trap door with a noose around their neck, in front of witnesses.

How much does it cost to go to the Fremantle Prison?

Tour Prices

Adult Child
Prison Tours Convict Prison or Behind Bars or True Crime $22.00 $12.00
Prison Tour Package Option of two (2) Prison Tours $32.00 $22.00
Triple Prison Tour Package** Comprises all three (3) Prison Tours $42.00 $32.00
Tunnels Tour $65.00 $45.00*

Why did Freo prison close?

Following a series of prisoner riots and growing concerns with prison conditions, a royal commission in 1983 recommended the Prison’s closure. Female prisoners had already been transferred to a new facility at Bandyup Women’s Prison in 1970.

When was the last hanging in Western Australia?

One of the first things the government did was to build a gallows there in 1888. This became the only place of legal execution in Western Australia between 1888 and 1984. During that time 43 men and 1 woman were hanged there. The last person to be hanged at the gallows in Fremantle Prison was Eric Edgar Cooke, in 1964.

Who was the last man hanged in Australia?

Ronald Joseph Ryan
Ronald Joseph Ryan (21 February 1925 – 3 February 1967) was the last person to be executed in Australia. Ryan was found guilty of shooting and killing warder George Hodson during an escape from Pentridge Prison, Victoria, in 1965.

When was the last public hanging in Perth?

The last convict to hang at Perth was Rufus Weedmark (1857-1910) who dropped through the trap on Wednesday, December 14, 1910.

Who was the last person hanged in Fremantle Prison?

Eric Edgar Cooke
The last person to be hanged at the gallows in Fremantle Prison was Eric Edgar Cooke, in 1964.

Has anyone escaped Fremantle Prison?

There were a multitude of attempted escapes from Fremantle Prison. Prominent escapees included Moondyne Joe in 1867, John Boyle O’Reilly in 1869 and six other Fenians in 1876, and Brenden Abbott in 1989.

Who was the last person hung at Fremantle?

How long is a life sentence in Australia?

The maximum sentence of imprisonment in NSW a judge can impose is a life sentence. Unless a non-parole period has been set, the offender will be ordered to spend the rest of their natural life in prison. The standard non-parole period of murder for example, is 20 years.