Hangman's Walk

South Brisbane Cemetery

Take the Hangman’s Walk night tour of the Old South Brisbane Cemetery for a fascinating insight into the notorious historical figures buried there.

Led by capital punishment historian Christopher Dawson, the tour will take visitors to the graves of those who were executed during Brisbane’s dark past, as well as the tomb of the hangman himself. Amongst the infamous prisoners to be hung on the gallows across the road at Boggo Road Gaol were bushranger Patrick Kenniff and child-killer Ernest Austin, who was the last man to be executed in Queensland.

Along the way visitors will learn about how the hangings were carried out and how they changed over time and the death process suffered by the hanged as well as untold tales from the hangman.

Other intriguing facts include who was allowed and forbidden to watch the executions, the locations that the hangings took place and how Queensland was the first to abolish capital punishment in the British Empire.

Need to know - Due to COVID-19 regulations tour numbers are limited to 15. 

 

Hangman’s Walk

South Brisbane Cemetery

181 Annerley Rd

Dutton Park

Oct 23 7.30pm

$10-15

Map

181 Annerley Rd Dutton Park

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

The festival features a fabulous four-day program of storytelling for all ages
Grab your beanies, scarves & mittens for a real snow-based experience
Step back in time at the Abbey Medieval Festival
Join a line-up of Australia's most iconic rock stars for a day
Don't miss the straight-talking, Dr Norman Swan
Eat Street is celebrating the 4th of July
Don't miss this empowering event in July at Brisbane Powerhouse
A fabulous 11 day festival of music, comedy, arts, circus & more
Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to Brisbane in July
EDITOR'S PICK

Dreamworld Winterfest

Dreamworld has been transformed into an enchanted winter wonderland with snow, a mega ice rink, tobogganing
Dreamworld Winterfest
EDITOR'S PICK

Tattersall's Tiara Race Day

Giddy up for a fun day at the races with singing sensation Ricki-Lee, Fashions on the Field and more
Tattersall's Tiara Race Day
MUST DO

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe

Get set for a fun-filled weekend of snowmen, snowball throwing, ice-skating and winter markets
Snowflakes in Stanthorpe
FLASH SALE

3 Night Escape to Fraser Island

Seeking a mid-year break? For a limited time, Kingfisher Bay Resort has a 3-night deal from just $499 per couple
Kingfisher Bay Resort Flash Sale Winter
THIS WEEKEND

Top things to do Jun 25-27

From pub tours, BBQ festivals & winter fests to underground dumpling bars & igloo beer gardens, the top things to do
This Weekend Jun 25-27
MUST DO GUIDE

Winter School Holidays Jun 26-Jul 11

Keep the kids off the screens this holiday with these 20+ great shows, activities, workshops and events
June July School Holiday Guide
Retro beach home by the sea for sale
CONTENT RESUMES ON SCROLL
ADVERTISEMENT