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Physical Address

Lauder Road Mt Eden Auckland

Postal Address

Private Bag 92616 Symonds St Auckland 1150
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About Mt Eden Prison

Mt Eden Prison is a medium security institution that accommodates up to 521 male prisoners.

The Mt Eden Prison building was built in 1856 as a military stockade and became Auckland's major place of confinement when the old city jail was demolished in the same year. The foundations and stone wall surrounding the site were completed in 1872. The building proper was commenced in 1882 and was finished in 1917. The Prison is based on the panopticon prison design and resembles Dartmoor Prison in England. Mount Eden Prison has a 'category one' classification from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust due to its historical significance and architectural quality.


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