The Hanged Man: The Life and Death of Ronald Ryan

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Ronald Joseph Ryan was hanged in Melbourne on February 3, 1967, following his conviction for the shooting murder of a prison warder during a daring escape from the maximum-security Pentridge prison thirteen months before. The decision of the Victorian government in December 1966 to proceed with Ryan's death sentence sparked immediate media condemnation and angry political protests, and put the Liberal premier, Sir Henry Bolte, under siege for the duration of the case. State governments around the country moved to abolish ...

The Hanged Man: The Life and Death of Ronald Ryan 2003, Scribe Publications Pty Ltd., South Yarra

ISBN-13: 9780908011940

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