That Gingerbread Structure: The Trials & Tribulations of the Queen Street Gaol

'Escapes, public executions, overcrowding, disease, insanity, suicide, crumbling walls… this was Brisbane’s first prison, standing on downtown Queen Street in the 1850s. The story of this prison is also the story of a small outpost on the northern frontier of New South Wales that became the capital of the new colony of Queensland.'

Christopher Dawson (2010)
68 pages, with illustrations and full endnotes

Only $8.50 (BRGHS members: $6.00)

Book sample (PDF 17KB)

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