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


Next tour available for bookings
Friday 23 October 2020
7.30 - 9.45 pm

COVID-19 information
During the current coronavirus situation we will be limiting tour sizes to 15 people and implementing heath and safety measures to ensure the well being of all our tour guests.

Prices
Single bookings: $15/$10 conc.  / Group bookings (four or more people): $10 per person. See below for bookings.

Description
Experience a 'Real History' tour. 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 about 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.

All our tours are not-for-profit and the money raised goes to our cemetery history and maintenance projects.

Duration
2 - 2½ hours (tour times can vary depending on levels of customer interaction during the tour).

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

Walking difficulty
Medium. Please be aware that this tour does involve walking (slowly) up the hill in the cemetery. Please advise us of any relevant medical concerns prior to attending the tour.

Bookings
Bookings can be made via bank transfer or PayPal.

Bank transfer
Please mark your transaction 'HW23OCT' and indicate number of attendees. Important: Provide an email address or send us an email so we can forward you full tour attendance information.

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

PayPal

Single bookings

Group bookings
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).

All our 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.

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this tour may contain names and images of people who have passed away.

Part of our 'Queensland Cemetery History Tours' range. This is a not-for-profit Real History tour that respects historical accuracy and cemetery values and is in NO WAY associated with the 'Ghost Tours' small business.