'Hangman's Walk' Night Tour: South Brisbane Cemetery

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Friday 9 November 2018, 7.15 pm. SOLD OUT

You will visit the grave sites of various people associated with the history of hanging in Queensland, including the hangman and all the people he hanged, as well the judges, gaolers, under-sheriff and doctors who all had a hand in the process.

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.

'Hangman's Walk' will be led by Christopher Dawson, 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.

Please note: This is a 'real history' tour of the cemetery and will not mention anything about 'ghosts'.

Suitable for ages 12 years and up, contains adult themes and some graphic imagery.

Chris Dawson and Tracey Olivieri

2-2.5 hours, from 7.15 pm*

$15 full, $10 concession and children. Discount family bookings also available. See below to book your place.

Tour numbers
20 people per tour max.

Private tours
We can organise a tour just for your own group of friends. You can select any tour type you want. Minimum cost is $150 for up to 15 people (extra people $10 per head).



Single bookings

Family bookings

Bank transfer (please mark your transaction 'SBC tour 23 November') and indicate number of attendees

Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery Inc.
Commonwealth Bank BSB: 064493
Account no. 10158225


Tour information and conditions

These tours are not-for-profit and run by the Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery (Inc.) in partnership with the Boggo Road Gaol Historical Society (Inc.). Tours are conducted under license from the Brisbane City Council. Profits go towards our cemetery heritage projects and FOSBC community activities.

Please contact friendscemetery@gmail.com with your queries.

* Tour times can vary depending on levels of customer interaction during the tour.