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Author Adams, Simon, 1968-

Title The unforgiving rope : murder and hanging on Australia's western frontier / Simon Adams
Published Crawley, W.A. : UWA Press, 2009


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Description xxv, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents The basest treachery and blackest ingratitude : Barrabong and Doodjeep versus the British Empire, 1840--Edward Bishop and the convict stain, 1854--Richard Bibby and the law of the frontier, 1859--'Great is our sin' : rape, sodomy and the hanging of Joseph McDonald, 1861--Vengeance is mine saith the Lord, the law and the 'treacherous natives', 1865--Bernard Wootton and the Fenian disease, 1867--Cannibalism and stolen children : the strange case of Mullagelly, 1873--'Wicked Orientals' and the new Fremantle Gallows, 1889--Murder in a Coolgardie Mosque, 1896--The market gardener, white Westralia and the Empire of the Rising Sun, 1908--Martha Rendell and the manufacture of a suburban monster, 1909--The unforgiving rope
Summary Colonial Western Australia was formed not only by adventurous sea captains, governors, and stoic pioneers, but also by murderers, thieves, rapists and the hangman. More than 150 people were hanged in Western Australia between 1840 and 1964. An exploration of Australian history through the lives, crimes & deaths of men and women
Analysis Modern history (c 1788-1914) (Australia)
20th Century history (c 1914+) (Australia)
Crime & criminology (Australia)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Capital punishment -- Australia -- Western Australia -- History.
Capital punishment -- Australia.
Hanging -- Australia -- Western Australia -- History.
Murder -- Australia -- Western Australia -- History.
Western Australia -- Social conditions -- 1829-1900
Western Australia -- History -- 1829-1900
Western Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Western Australia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2009483744
ISBN 9781921401220 paperback