Last Words The hanging of Ronald Ryan


From acclaimed playwright and writer Barry Dickins, Last Words is the story of Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia. Fifty years after his death, questions remain unanswered. Ryan had been found guilty of murdering prison officer George Hodson during an escape from Pentridge Prison with fellow inmate Peter Walker. But did he really fire the bullet that killed Hodson?
 
On 3 February 1967, despite public outrage and vocal protests from wide-ranging community groups, Ryan became the last person to be legally executed in Australia.
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ISBN:

9781743792780

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

192

Dimensions:

21cm x 13cm

RRP:

$24.99

Category:

History

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 February 2017

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Barry Dickins

Barry Dickins wrote the stage play ‘Remember Ronald Ryan’ for The Playbox Theatre Company, which in 1995 won The Louis Esson Prize For Drama at the Victorian Premier’s Awards, as well as The Amnesty Prize For Peace Through Art. Here the story is told for the first time as prose.