GEELONG GAOL KITCHEN – 1867

The cook-house was on the ground floor, and contains a large fire range built of brick, fixed into which are four large iron boilers where the prisoners food is cooked. There are also large ovens for the baking of bread, and altogether the room is fitted up in a very comfortable style, having every necessary convenience. Two of the prisoners are to be seen here, one acting as cook and the other as his assistant, and well they know their work, if we may judge of the savoury smells, proceeding from the iron boilers on the fire, of good boiled beef and potatoes.