Christopher Dawson, A Pit of Shame: The executed prisoners of Boggo Road (2nd edition, Brisbane: Inside History, 2010).

Christopher Dawson & Frank Wood, Last Prison Standing: A short history of Boggo Road's No.2 Division 1903-89 (Brisbane: Inside History, 2005).

Christopher Dawson, The Houdini of Boggo Road: The Life and Escapades of Slim Halliday (Brisbane: Inside History, 2005).

Christopher Dawson & Frank Wood, Escaping Boggo Road (Brisbane: Inside History, 2005).

Christopher Dawson, The Prisoners of Toowong Cemetery: Life, Death and the old Petrie Terrace Gaol (Brisbane: Inside History, 2006).

Christopher Dawson, The Illustrated Boggo Road Dictionary of Prison Language, Slang, & Flash (Brisbane: Inside History, 2007).

Christopher Dawson, Boggo Road Heritage Walk (Brisbane: Inside History, 2007).

Christopher Dawson, Hangman's Walk: South Brisbane Cemetery: A capital punishment history trail (Brisbane: Inside History, 2007).

Christopher Dawson, The One & Only Boggo Road: The history of a unique suburban street (Brisbane: Inside History, 2007).

Christopher Dawson, Dirty Dozen: Hanging and the Moreton Bay convicts (Brisbane: Inside History, 2007).

Christopher Dawson, The Hanging at the Brisbane Windmill (Brisbane: Inside History, 2010).

Christopher Dawson, That Gingerbread Structure: The trials and tribulations of the Queen Streety gaol (Brisbane: Inside History, 2009).

Christopher Dawson, Swinging in the 'Sixties: Hanging around the colony (Brisbane: Inside History, 2010).

Christopher Dawson, Shivs, Bongs & Boob Guns: Made in a Queensland prison cell (Brisbane: Inside History, 2010).

Christopher Dawson, No Ordinary Run of Men: The Queensland executioners (Brisbane: Inside History, 2010).

Jarvis Finger, The St Helena Story (Brisbane, Boolaraong Press, 2010).

Steve Gage, Boggo Road Prison: Riots to Ruin (Melbourne, Sid Harta Press, 2009).

Leonie Gane, The Hungry Ghosts of Boggo Road: Background, beliefs, and fate in the afterlife of Chinese prisoners executed in Queensland (Brisbane: Inside History, 2005).

Tom King, Boggo Road and Beyond (Brisbane: Boolarong Press, 2007).

John Ramsland, With Just But Relentless Discipline: A social history of Corrective Services in New South Wales (Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press, 1996).

Roy Stephenson, Nor Iron Bars a Cage (Brisbane: Boolarong Press, 1982).



Barber, Ross. “Rape as a Capital Offence in 19th  Century Queensland.”  Australian Journal of Politics and History 21, no.1. (April 1975): 30-41.

Bridges, Barry. ‘The Aborigines and the Law: New South Wales 1788-1855’. Teaching History 4, no.3 (1970): 40-70.

Cameron, K.T. “The Hunting Down of the Kenniffs: Queensland Desperadoes of 1902.” Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland (RHSQ)7, no.2 (1964): 368-384.

Connors, Libby. ‘Local History, Social History and the Law: Early Criminal Records in Queensland’. Archives and Approaches II. Brisbane History Group Papers 7(1988): 109-122.

Connors, Libby. ‘“Drinking, whoring and folly by night.” Law and order in the 1840s’. Journal of the RHSQ 15, no.10 (1991): 497-499.

Connors, Libby. “The theatre of justice.” Brisbane: The Aboriginal Presence 1824-1860. Brisbane History Group (BHG) Papers 11 (1992): 48-57.

Connors, Libby. “Indigenous resistance and traditional leadership: Understanding and Interpreting Dundalli”, Journal of the RHSQ. 9, no.3 (2005): 701-712.

Dawson, Christopher. 'The Dead Outside the Fence: Burying executed prisoners in Brisbane, 1830-1913'Queensland History Journal, volume 20, no.8 (November 2008), RHSQ.

Finnane, Mark & John McGuire. “The Uses of Corporal Punishment and Exile: Aborigines in Colonial Australia.” Punishment and Society 3, no.2 (2001): 279-298. 

Harris, Carmel. “‘The Terror of the Law’ as Applied to Black Rapists in Colonial Queensland.” Hecate 8, no.2 (1982): 23-48.

Heap, E.G. “The Ranges Were the Best.” Queensland Heritage 2, no.1 (1967): 3-23.

Heap, Grenfell. ‘Kenniff, James (1869?-1940)’. Australian Dictionary of Biography 9, Melbourne: MUP, 1983, 568-569.

O’Keefe, Mamie. Convicts at MoretonBay 1824-1859.Brisbane: RHSQ, 1978.

Prentis, Malcolm. “The Life and Death of Johnny Campbell,” Aboriginal History 15, no.2 (1991): 138-151.

Sheaffe, Stephen. “Dundalli – resistance fighter or murderer.” Journal of the RHSQ 19, no.3 (2005): 680-700.

Sturma, Michael. “Public Executions and the ritual of Death, 1838.” Push from the Bush 15 (1983): 3-11.



Antcap Pty Ltd, Boggo Road Gaol, Annerley, Brisbane: Assessment of the collection owned by the Environmental Protection Agency (October 2002).

Queensland Votes and Proceedings, 1887, Vol.1, 'Board of Inquiry into the General Management of the Gaols, Penal Establishments and Lockups of the Colony', pp675-1064.

Tania Cleary, Museum Plan for No.2 Division (Brisbane: Dept Public Works, November 2003).

Robert Riddel and Thom Blake, Boggo Road Gaol Conservation Management Plan (Brisbane: Dept Public Works, October 2002).

Thom Blake and Richard Robins, Petrie Terrace Barracks Archaeological Survey (Brisbane: Property Solutions, August 2007).

Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Drugs in Queensland Custodial Correctional Centres, (December 1996).



If you have produced a relevant thesis that you would like listed here, please contact us.

Libby Connors, The 'birth of the prison' and the death of convictism: The operation of the law in pre-separation Queensland 1839 to 1859 (PhD thesis, University of Queensland, 1990).

Ian Lincoln, The Punishment of Crime in Queensland 1860-1890 (Honours thesis, University of Queensland, 1966).

John McGuire, Punishment and colonial society: a history of penal change in Queensland, 1859-1930s, (PhD thesis, UQ, 2001).



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