Point Gelibrand

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see also Goal

Melbourne Goal


on the shore of Port Philip Bay


Point Gelibrand, off Williamstown was the first seaport of Melbourne

Importance of Point Gelibrand

During the gold rush Williamstown was the port from which the miners began their journey to the gold fields. A number of hulks were used as temporary gaols

What was Point Gelibrand like in the late 1870s

Williamstown was a busy port for Melbourne. Photograph


Links to the KellyGang

Ned Kelly spent part of his time in the early 1870's in Pentridge and down at the goal quarry and public works depot at Point Gelibrand.

The prisoners were accomodated on the hulks of old sailing ships. This was seen as a worst punishment than life in the Prison.

What happened at Point Gelibrand after the time of the Kelly Gang

Members of the Point Gelibrand community

What is happening at the Point Gelibrand today - linked to the Kelly Country and Ned Kelly's story