A Pit of Shame: The Executed Prisoners of Boggo Road

(Inside History edition)

They came from all corners of the world – Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia... They killed for love or money, in desperation or drunkenness… They were all hanged at Boggo Road, and they were buried in South Brisbane Cemetery. A Pit of Shame tells the stories of the 42 executed people – their crimes, their last words, and their deaths. This revamped second edition features new sections and over 50 new images.

Christopher Dawson (second edition 2010)104 pages, with illustrations and bibliography
RRP $16.95


Book sample (PDF 171KB)

Gallows area at Boggo Road, circa 1903 (John Oxley Library)