Prisoners of Toowong Cemetery: Life and Death in the Old Petrie Terrace Gaol

(Inside History edition)

Twenty-three men died in Brisbane Gaol, Petrie Terrace, during 1875-82, and were buried in Toowong Cemetery. Find out how a horribly bungled Brisbane hanging drew the attention of Downing Street; How the 'Aboriginal Ned Kelly' ended up in Berlin; Why a university still has the heads of two of the executed prisoners; and how a convicted child molester became Queensland's executioner.

Christopher Dawson (2006)
72 pages with illustrations, endnotes and bibliography
RRP $8.50

Book sample (PDF 11KB)

View of Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, ca. 1860. (John Oxley Library)


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