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Historic images shared

Some historic photographs of Robe landmark buildings have recently been located in Adelaide by local resident Deb Jury.

She has presented them to the Robe Public Library for its local history collection.

They show views of one-time, vice-regal summer residence Karatta House and the long-demolished Robe Gaol near the Cape Dombey obelisk.

Opened in 1861, the goal complex included a substantial stone building with four holding cells, a receiving yard and a keeper’s residence.

Robe’s gaol was closed twenty years later and it fell into disrepair.

Most of it was demolished and used as road rubble.

The lower walls were re-built in 1995 and the area is now a tourist attraction.

One of the gaol photographs has delighted Robe author Liz Harfull.

“I have not seen anything quite like it after years of exploring historic photos of Robe,” Ms Harfull said.

“It is a real treasure for the collection.”

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