The Life & Death Quiz #1
Hanging in Queensland
Test your knowledge of the dark history of judicial executions in the Sunshine State.
1. Which historic Brisbane landmark were two men hanged at in 1841?
1 point
2. How many people were hanged at H.M. Prison, Brisbane, off Boggo Road?
1 point
3. Which of these Queensland towns did NOT host a hanging at the local prison?
1 point
4. In December 1830 two convicts became the first people to be hanged in Brisbane. What were their crimes?
1 point
5. Queensland was the first part of the British Empire to abolish capital punishment. In which year did this take place?
1 point
6. What is the most number of people hanged at the same time in Queensland?
1 point
7. In which year did murderer Ernest Austin become the last person to be hanged in Queensland?
1 point
8. How many people were hanged in Queensland (including before 1859)?
1 point
9. How many women were hanged in Queensland?
1 point
10. Where were the gallows at Boggo Road prison situated?
1 point
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