Prison History books

Discover the world within the walls. Our prison history books cover the time from Queensland's first prison in the 1850s and up to the 1980s. Subjects include escapes, prison slang, life inside and prisoner biography.
 
The Houdini of Boggo Road
Christopher Dawson (2005) 
48 pages with illustrations, endnotes and bibliography
Only $6.00 (BRGHS members $4.00)
Last Prison Standing: A short history of No.2 Division 1903-89      Christopher Dawson & Frank Wood (2005)
40 pages with illustrations and bibliography
Only $5.00 (BRGHS members: $3.00)

Escaping Boggo Road
Christopher Dawson & Frank Wood (2005)
76 pages with illustrations, endnotes and bibliography
Only $10.00 (BRGHS members $8.00)

Intemperance & the Train of Evils  
Christopher Dawson (2008)
84 pages, with illustrations and full endnotes
Only $10.00 (BRGHS members $8.00)
Shivs, Bongs & Boob Guns: Made in a Queensland prison cell Christopher Dawson (2010)
60 pages, illustrated, endnotes
Only $8.00 (BRGHS members: $6.00)
Illustrated Dictionary of Prison Language, Slang & Flash 
Christopher Dawson (2007) 
56 pages with illustrations and bibliography 
Only $8.00 (BRGHS members: $6.00
That Gingerbread Structure: The Queen Street gaol 
Christopher Dawson (2010)
68 pages, with illustrations and full endnotes

Only $8.00 (BRGHS members: $5.00)\
  
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