Stable Studios

The stables, now resident artists’ studios, housed police and mail delivery horses. The stabled horses were used for special duties, such as escorting settlers or prisoners, or tracking down missing persons. Documentation was kept for each horse as they were an important part of the Police Service - for example the name of each horse, distances travelled in a day and food allocation. Bessie, Betty, Bota, Cross Keys, Doctor Friday and Higgins were but a few of the horse names. The Fodder Room was used to store hay for the horses and is now a workshop space.