Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cell Block B - 11 Bridge Street - Brooklyn. Stay in the gorgeous restored Brooklyn jail. Just 60 minutes from Sydneys Central Station, with Hawkesbury Rivers old railway station just minutes from your door. Cruise the river on a houseboat, or take an escorted river tour instead. Take Australia's last riverboat postal ferry to Dangar Island, a water-access only community. Trek the renowned Great Northern Walk, or go fishing in Parsley Bay. Kayak to Dead Horse Beach, or dine on the delicious local oysters and prawns. A stay on the Hawkesbury River is a gift for the soul.


  1. We now have a copy of the book "Policing in Peats Ferry" This is written by Tom Richmond, and covers the early history of our little jail cell here in Brooklyn. A copy is available to read while staying.

  2. Talked to an interesting local recently whose brothers once passed cigarettes through the bars of our Brooklyn jail cell, to that particular nights' inmate.
    Him and his family lived in the bakery behind the police station, and they apparently became adept at jumping the fence to go to the 'aid' of any cigarette strapped occupant.He is a poet and is writing a poem for the Cell Block entitled "Over the Back Fence". All part of the history here in Brooklyn - NSW.