Escaping Boggo Road

(Inside History edition)

The story of escapes and attempted escapes from Queensland's most notorious prison. The surrounding redbrick walls were supposed to make it escape-proof, but these stories show that prisoners had other ideas, and many of them tried to gain their freedom using ropes, bedsheets, saws, hooks, keys, bar spreaders, guns, trucks and a combination of ingenuity, stupidity and opportunism.

Christopher Dawson & Frank Wood (2005)
76 pages with illustrations, endnotes and bibliography
RRP $10.50

Book sample (PDF 51KB)

1 Division, Boggo Road, 1980s. (BRGHS)