No Ordinary Run of Men: The Queensland Executioners

(Inside History edition)

Here are the stories of the eight men who worked as the official 'Finisher of the Law' in Queensland during 1830-1913 and, between them, hanged 94 prisoners. Among the eight were the drunken acrobat, the shipwrecked African-American, the child molester, the blacksmith, and the Fortitude Valley greengrocer. They were no ordinary run of men...

Christopher Dawson (2010)
64 pages, endnotes and illustrations
RRP $8.50

Book sample (PDF 31KB)

Hanging at Boggo Road, 1903. (The Truth)