The Albany Convict Gaol was recently featured on GWN7 News, as Lauren Tomlinson explores symbols etched onto the prison walls.
University of Notre Dame student, Lauren Tomlison, has written an honours thesis on some of the symbols etched into the walls in the Albany Convict Gaol that is believed were used to ward off evil spirits.
You can view the report on GWN7’s Facebook page below. Many thanks to Lauren and GWN7 for this fascinating report!
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