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Manly Lota RSL Hall

184 Melville Terrace

Manly, QLD 4179

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Presumed Guilty

by Margaret Dakin

“The double hanging of Ellen Thomson and Jack Harrison was carried out at Boggo Road Gaol on 13th June, 1887. Ellen Thomson remains to this day the only woman legally hanged in Queensland. Although she could neither read nor write, it was reported in The Brisbane Courier at the time of her execution, that she was a woman of ‘rude eloquence’. While audiences might remain undecided as to the accused persons’ guilt or innocence, I hope they will acknowledge that Ellen lived her life with spirit and heart, and went to her death calmly and with dignity.”

Margaret Dakin

Performances: 4, 11, 12 August, doors open 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm start; 12 August Matinee doors open 1:30 pm for 2:00 pm start. Prices for all these performances: $25 and $20 concession.

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