'Hangman's Walk' Night Tour - Toowong Cemetery

Next tour: Sunday 12 November 2017, 7.30 pm, Toowong Cemetery SOLD OUT

On this special night tour (and a rare foray into the Toowong Cemetery for us) you will visit the grave sites of various people associated with the history of hanging in Queensland. This will include the hangman and all the people he hanged, as well the judges, gaolers, under-sheriff and doctors who all had a hand in the executions.

You will hear the fascinating backstory to hangings - how they were carried out, how they changed over time, and why Queensland became the first part of the British Empire to stop them.

Please note this tour contains confronting material and is not suitable for children under 14 years of age.

This is also a 'real history' tour of the cemetery and will not mention anything about 'ghosts'.
'Hangman's Walk' will be led by Christopher Dawson, who is one of Queensland's leading capital punishment historians. He is the author of several publications and journal articles on hanging, has presented public talks on the subject, and was the history consultant for the executed prisoners' plaque in the cemetery. He is also happy to take your questions during the tour.

This tour will be presented occasionally during the year, or if you can prepay for a minimum of 15 people, we will take your group on a 'private tour' on select dates.

Tour commences at 7.30 pm and is approximately two hours long.

Cost is $15 pp, or $10 concession. The tours are not-for-profit.

This tour contains graphic information and is suitable for ages 14+.

Please read tour conditions here.

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If you can guarantee at least 15 people, a discount price of $10 per head applies. A $150 pre-paid deposit is required. 

This deposit will be refunded minus a $10 administration fee in the event of your group cancelling before seven days or more of the scheduled tour. A 75% refund will be paid if your group cancels within seven days of the scheduled tour. We will retain full payment in the case of the full 15 group members not attending the event.

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