The Last Person Sentenced to Death in Australia

Brenda Hodge’s troubling story and the final abolition of capital punishment in the country

The gallows at Fremantle Prison, last used for the execution of Eric Edgar Cooke on 26 October 1964 (Chris Quinn, Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Licence)

“It is the sentence of this court that you be returned to your former custody, and at a time and place appointed by the Governor-in-Council, that…

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Adam M Wakeling

Adam M Wakeling

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Adam Wakeling is an Australian writer, lawyer and historian. He is online at https://www.amwakeling.com/ and on Twitter @AdamMWakeling.