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Explore the intriguing story of country policing from the days of the first convicts. From the lofty grandeur of the court room to the stark confines of the prison cells, the York Courthouse Complex tells the intriguing story of country policing...more
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132 Avon Terrace, York, Western Australia 6302, Australia
This complex is located right in the heart of the town of York and is so easy to find and get to. The entry fee is negligible and our first stop, upon entry, was to view a 15 min or so video on the history...More
I recommend a tour of the York Courthouse complex to get some insight into York's early colonial history. Housing some of the earliest buildings in Western Australia, it is well worth spending an hour or two there.
Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jenny G
nationaltrustwa, Public Relations Manager at York Courthouse Complex, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018
Hello Jenny. Glad you enjoyed your visit to York Courthouse Complex. It gives a fascinating insight into the highs and lows of criminal justice in regional WA from colonial times right through into the 20th century.
This is an amazing complex that really makes you appreciate the past and the present. Well done to the National Trust and the township of York for preserving this National Treasure. A must see when in the area.
The old courthouse sand jail have been preserved and are open to the public. A quaint video addresses the restoration process.
We spent about 90 minutes walking through.
Preserved prisons' graffiti is worth spending time reading. Some dark times here.