Pentridge   Behind the Bluestone Walls

Pentridge Behind the Bluestone Walls

Written by: Don Osborn

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  • Publish Date: 2015-07-01
  • ISBN-10: 1760068543
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Pentridgetells of prison life and events during the troubled 1970s when rebellion was in the air, and when Pentridge housed some of the most notorious prisoners in Australian criminal history, including arguably its most punished inmate, William O'Meally, the last man to be flogged in Australia. A rich and colourful history spanning some 150 years of grim punishments, controversial hangings and prison escapes. Documents the prison closure and relocation of the remains of executed prisoners. Features accounts of the famous criminals, from William O'Meally to Chris 'Rent-A-Kill' Flannery. Don Osborne was raised in the shadows of the mighty Pentridge Prison. For several years he was an English teacher before embarking on an appointment as an Education Officer at Pentridge Prison during the early 1970s.

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