Chris Dawson

Chris is a member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland) and has extensive experience in writing and tour guiding. He also serves on the committees of several community heritage organisations, and founded the Boggo Road Gaol Historical Society.

His speciality is capital punishment and prison history, and he has also written on various other subjects. Chris has produced numerous history publications, several journal articles, has been a key contributor to Mapping Brisbane History, and curated museum exhibits and displays. A list of his works can be found here.

Chris is also a skeptic and has been involved in successfully getting fraudulent 'ghost hunts' banned in various locations, but he remains genuinely curious about the 'paranormal' and is the only person to have spent the night alone in a Boggo Road cellblock. He also writes for the 'Ghosts Schmosts...' website.

Chris, South Brisbane Cemetery, 2017. (FOSBC)