Redruth Gaol

Redruth Gaol erected in 1856 was the first gaol in South Australia outside of Adelaide.

Redruth Gaol erected  at a cost of £3200  was closed in 1894 and the prisoners transferred to Gladstone Gaol. In 1897, the Gaol was restored and reopened as a girls reformatory but closed in 1922. The Gaol is famous for the filming of the 1979 movie Breaker Morant.

*Part of the Burra Passport obtained from the Burra Visitor Centre. The Burra Heritage Passport gives access to a number of locations on the Johnny Green’s Trail. The cost of the Burra Heritage Passport for National Trust members is $20.00 .

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Redruth Gaol


Tregony Street
Burra 5417 SA


Open daily

08 8892 2154
Entry Fees:

Part of the Burra Passport, which is available from the Burra Visitors Centre

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