author: Peter Norden

  • AUSTRALIA

    Remembering a hanging

    • Peter Norden
    • 27 February 2007
    33 Comments

    Forty years ago Ronald Ryan had a noose put around his neck by the prison hangman. With the authority of the Victorian State Government, its then Premier, Henry Bolte, and the Victorian Supreme Court he was killed. Ryan was the last man hanged in Australia, and many believe he will always retain that infamous privilege.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Commonwealth death tally

    • Peter Norden
    • 20 April 2006

    While many Australian people remain divided on the question of capital punishment, we can rejoice in the fact that in this country there is public debate about the issue.

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