Chris Dawson

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

Apart from cemeteries, 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 projects such as Mapping Brisbane History, and has curated museum exhibits and displays. A list of his works can be found here.

Chris leads a tour at South Brisbane Cemetery, 2017.

Chris is also a skeptic and has been involved in successfully getting fraudulent ‘ghost hunts’ banned in various locations, and is the only person to have spent the night alone in a Boggo Road cellblock.