Photographic tour of Riverbank Detention Centre – where Bon Scott spent nine months.

In 1962/1963, aged 16, Bon Scott was sentenced to nine months at Riverbank Detention Centre. He was charged and convicted for stealing petrol, giving a false name and unlawful carnal knowledge. Below is a series of images from Riverbank in Caversham, Perth Western Australia.

For a google map of where this is, click here. Riverbank is the square courtyard building if you zoom in.

The entrance and admin building:

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The central courtyard:

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Entrance to cells:

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The cell block corridor:

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Inside a cell:

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A prisoners drawing:

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The dark cell block corridor:

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The courtyard under croft:

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Dining room entrance:

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The kitchen:

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Bathroom entrance:

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Showers:

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The metalwork shop entrance:

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The recreation room:

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The cricket nets:

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You can read about Bon Scott’s experiences at Riverbank here.

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Bon Scott and the Blues Lyric Formula

If you’ve ever wondered how Bon Scott wrote all those excellent lyrics in  AC/DC, then you’ve come to the right place.

Provided for your enjoyment is an article exploring the tradition of Blues Lyrics and how Bon Scott used the Blues Lyric Formula to write nearly an album a year in the years 1975 to 1980.

To find out more and to access the full article please click on this link.

 

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