Unearthing the truth behind Australia's most famous legends.

Australian colonial history is full of stories of violent murders and gun toting mayhem, foundation tales of those that make and break the law. From the birth of the Ned Kelly legend to the violent death of Ben Hall, these pivotal events are often shrouded in mystery and folklore. How do we separate fact from fiction?

Now, Mike Munro, Australia's own television icon returns to our screens to present a ground-breaking series examining these stories like never before. For the first time on television, a specialist team, accompanied by living descendants, investigates the legends of these rebels and the people who fought against them using the full force of modern day science.

Come with Mike on a remarkable journey to uncover new evidence, deliver new insights and reveal some deeply inconvenient truths. Lawless - The Real Bushrangers will change how Australians see their folk heroes. And themselves.

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Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: None

Lawless - The Real Bushrangers - List of people legally executed in Australia - Netflix

Before the arrival of Europeans, death sentences were carried out in Australia under Aboriginal customary law, either directly or through sorcery. The first executions under European law occurred on 2 October 1629 on Long Island in the Houtman Abrolhos of Western Australia, where seven crew members of the Dutch East India Company ship Batavia were hanged for mutiny and the subsequent massacre of 125 passengers and crew. Within weeks of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 and the establishment of Sydney, New South Wales as the first permanent European settlement, Thomas Barrett became the first person to be executed in Australia under British law. State boundaries have changed during Australia's history. For the purpose of this article, the executions listed below are divided geographically according to state and territory boundaries as they have existed since 1989.

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John Bulbridge – 18 December 1830 – Hanged at Moreton Bay for absconding from the penal colony there and committing a robbery at Port Macquarie. Charles Fagan - 18 December 1830 - Hanged at Moreton Bay for absconding and committing a robbery at Port Macquarie. Mullan – 3 July 1841 – Hanged at the Windmill, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, for the murder of surveyor Granville Chetwynd Stapylton at Mount Lindsay. Ningavil - 3 July 1841 - Hanged at the Windmill, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, for the murder of surveyor Granville Chetwynd Stapylton at Mount Lindsay. Patrick Fitzgerald - 8 July 1850 - Hanged in front of Brisbane Gaol for the murder of James Marsden at Gigooman. Jacob Wagner – 8 July 1850 – Hanged in front of Brisbane Gaol for the murder of James Marsden at Gigooman. Angee – 6 January 1852 – A Chinese man hanged in front of Brisbane Gaol for the murder of James Holbert in the Burnett district. Davy – 22 August 1854 – An Indigenous man hanged in front of Brisbane Gaol for the murder of Adolphus Trevethan on Rawbelle station in the Burnett district. Dundalli – 5 January 1855 – An Indigenous man hanged in front of Brisbane Gaol for the murders of Andrew Gregor and William Boller. This was the last official public execution in Queensland. Georgie – 12 Dec 1861 – Indigenous. Hanged at Brisbane Gaol for the rape of Bridget Ryan at Little Ipswich. Alexander Ritchie – 1 August 1864 – Hanged at Toowoomba Gaol for the murder of Charles Owen at Yandilla. Thomas John Griffin – 1 June 1868 – Police officer and gold commissioner hanged at Rockhampton Gaol for the murder of troopers John Power and Patrick Cahill on the banks of the Mackenzie River while they were on duty escorting a large sum of money from Rockhampton to Clermont. John Williams – 24 November 1869 – Hanged at Rockhampton Gaol for the murder of Patrick Halligan at Eight Mile Island George C.F. Palmer – 24 November 1869 – Hanged at Rockhampton Gaol for the murder of Patrick Halligan at Eight Mile Island. Alexander Archibald – 22 December 1869 – Hanged at Rockhampton Gaol for abetting the murder of Patrick Halligan at Eight Mile Island Gee Lee – 7 March 1870 – Hanged at Toowoomba Gaol for the murder of Louis Vernon at Caroline sheep station on the Burenda run, in the Warrego district. Jacky Whitton – 7 March 1870 – Hanged at Toowoomba Gaol for the rape of thirteen-year-old Henrietta Reiss at Bodumba station near Warwick. William Prendergast – 28 March 1870 – Hanged at Brisbane Gaol for the murder of Patrick Hartnett. William Brown (or Bertram) – 29 August 1870 – Hanged at Toowoomba Gaol for robbery under arms at Mangalore. Donald Ross – 21 November 1870 – Hanged at Rockhampton Gaol for the murder of George Rose at Springsure. George – 15 May 1871 – Indigenous. Hanged at Rockhampton Gaol for the rape of Ellen Manning at Gracemere. Jackey Clayson – 14 April 1875 – Indigenous. Hanged at Rockhampton Gaol for a rape at Palmerville. George - 18 May 1877 - see Ah Mow below. Tommy Ah Mow – 18 May 1877 – Two Pacific Islanders hanged at Maryborough Gaol for the rape of Mrs McBride. Jango – 15 October 1883 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Eliza Mills at Dingo. He was sixteen at the time of his crime. George – 15 October 1883 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the rape of thirteen-year-old Johanna Anderson at Gracemere. James Gardiner (also called McMahon) – 15 October 1883 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of 'German Ada' at Rockhampton. Walter Edward Gordon – 25 October 1885 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Walter Bunning near Rockhampton. Tim Tee – 5 April 1886 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Jimmy Ah Fook at Dulvadilla. Wong Tong – 21 June 1886 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Kok Tow near Bundaberg. Christopher Pickford – 30 May 1887 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Martin Emmerson at Ravenswood Junction. John Harrison – 13 June 1887 – Hanged at Brisbane Gaol for the murder of William Thompson. Ellen Thompson – 13 June 1887 – Hanged at Brisbane Gaol for the murder of her husband William. She was the only woman hanged in Queensland. Michael Barry – 2 June 1890 – Hanged at Rockhampton Gaol for the murder of his wife. He was the last person to be hanged in Queensland outside of Brisbane. Donald – 25 April 1892 – Indigenous. Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the rape of Eva Scott at Hornet Bank Station near Taroom. Frank Charles Horrocks – 26 September 1892 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Rudolph Weissmüller at Mooraree near Brisbane. Charles Gleeson – 24 October 1892 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Patrick McKiernan at Prince of Wales Island, Torres Strait. Leonardo William Moncado – 24 October 1892 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Bob, an Aboriginal cabin-boy, on board the Northern coastal trading vessel Sketty Belle. George Thomas Blantern – 23 October 1893 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaod for the murder of Flora McDonald at Marlborough Station. Hatsuro Abe – 28 May 1894 – A Japanese man hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of a Japanese widow, Omatzie, on Thursday Island. Miore - 20 May 1895 - see Narasemai below Narasemai – 20 May 1895 – Two South Sea Islanders hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Francis Macartney at Avondale. Sayer (also called Safhour) – 22 July 1895 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Peter Anderson near Etowrie near Mackay. Jackey – 4 November 1895 – Indigenous. Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Jacky Williams near Mount Morgan. Frank Tinyana – 4 November 1895 – Filipino. Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the attempted murder of his wife Amelia and the murder of Constable Conroy on Thursday Island. William Broome – 11 June 1900 – Indigenous. Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Mary Le Blowitz near Bundaberg. Charles Beckman – 13 May 1901 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Alfred Anderson at Bowen. Wandee (or Wantee) – 27 May 1901 – A South Sea Islander Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Alfred Burnstead near Townsville. John Rheuben – 30 September 1901 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Fanny Hardwick at Rockhampton. Arafau (or Orifough) – 3 December 1901 – A South Sea Islander hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Morris Summers near Farleigh. Patrick Kenniff – 12 January 1903 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Constable George Doyle at Lethbridge's Pocket near Carnarvon. Sow Too Low (or Sotulo) – 22 June 1903 – An Islander from Malaita (now part of Solomon Islands) hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of John Martin and Sergeant David Johnston at Mackay Gaol. He was also thought responsible for the murder of 12-year-old Alice Gunning near Mackay. Gosano (also called 'Kanalso called Charlie') – 17 April 1905 – An Islander from Malaita (now part of Solomon Islands) hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of John Parsons at Ingham. James Warton – 17 July 1905 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of William Munday at Toowong. Johannes – 14 May 1906 – An Ceylonese man hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Constable Albert Price. Twadiga – 14 May 1906 – A man from Gawa Island (now in Papua New Guinea) hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of a boy, William Baulch, at Homebush near Mackay. Look Kow (or Lee Kow) – 31 December 1906 – A Chinese man hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Lee Chay Yuen in Townsville. August Millewski – 16 December 1907 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of an Indian man, Wallum Nabby, near Nananga. Bismarck – 19 April 1909 – Indigenous. Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Janet Evitts at Jundah. Arthur Ross – 7 June 1909 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of bank clerk James Muir Alexander Joseph Bradshaw – 13 June 1910 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of George and Alice Sutherland at Carron River, near Croydon. George David Silva – 10 June 1912 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of seventeen-year-old Maud Ching at Alligator Creek, near Hay Point. On the same occasion he also murdered Maud's younger siblings Teddy, Dolly, Hugh and Winnie, and their mother Agnes. Ernest Austin- 22 September 1913 – Hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Ivy Alexandra Mitchell. He was the last person executed in Queensland.

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