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8 men were executed at the Dubbo Gaol from 1877 to 1905. The crimes that they committed were very serious and were acts such as murder and sexual assault. Thomas Newman(1877), Albert (1880), and Harold Dutton Mallallieu (1891) were buried in the prison grounds in unmarked graves, along with Mary-Ann Wilson who had passed away due to natural causes and exposure. The location of the bodies in the Gaol grounds are still unknown. The oldest person to be hanged was Thomas Moore who was 65 years old and the youngest was Harold Dutton Mallallieu who was only 19 years old.

Prisoners who were sentenced to be hanged were held in the condemned cell. This cell had an inner grill wall with a gate, creating an alcove in the cell for a warder to sit on 24 hour watch. It was not unusual for the prisoner to be chained inside the cell as well, as Thomas Moore had been. On average most of the men were held in this cell for 2 months with only 1 hour allowed for exercise.

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The entrance to the Old Dubbo Gaol is located just off Macquarie Street, near the old clock tower and across the road from Woolworths

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