Swinging in the 'Sixties: Hanging Around Colonial Queensland

(Inside History edition)

During the 1860s the new colony of Queensland expanded north and west. New towns meant new prisons, and in the cases of Brisbane, Toowoomba, Rockhampton and Maryborough it also meant the arrival of the spectre of the gallows. This Inside History publication by historian Christopher Dawson looks at the colonial executions that took place during 1860-74.'

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

Book sample (PDF 22KB)

Plan of Toowoomba Gaol ca. 1869 (BRGHS)