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


Next tour
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We will return in 2020 with new dates for the 'Hangman's Walk' tour.

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.

Bookings
Bookings can be made via bank transfer or PayPal.

Bank transfer
Please mark your transaction 'HWSBC 8 NOV' 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.

This is a not-for-profit 'real history' tour and we are in NO WAY associated with the 'Ghost Tours Pty Ltd' small business.