The Houdini of Boggo Road: The Life & Escapades of Slim Halliday

(Inside History edition)

Arthur 'Slim' Halliday was the most persistent escape artist in the history of Boggo Road. Newspapers charted his life inside the notorious prison for 40 years, and he remains one of the icons of the prison. This book chronicles the prison life of Halliday and follows his progression from train fare dodger to cat burglar to murderer. It details his numerous escape attempts from the prison that he hated so much and paints a picture of a highly intelligent but troubled man.

Christopher Dawson (2005)
48 pages with illustrations, endnotes and bibliography
RRP $6.50


Book sample (PDF 11KB) 
Prison photos of an old and young Arthur Halliday. (BRGHS)