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Boggo

Jul 15, 2019

Cyril James MacIntosh was perhaps one of the most frequent prisoners in gaols all over the eastern side of Australia. His remarkably habitual career as a celebrated bogus doctor graced Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Known by at least seventeen aliases and with at least forty charges...


Jun 26, 2019

Three young men; each of them out of work and down on their luck broached the big lights of Brisbane for a change in their fortunes. Three days and a short voyage later their trip to Brisbane would end in salvation for one and for the other two a twelve month stay in a hell hole. “The Reverse Escape” is a thrilling...


Jun 19, 2019

“From Boggo Road to Marry & Back to 10 Year Sentence” A story from the Headlines of the Truth Newspaper on the 10th of December 1939, tells the remarkable story of prisoner John Daniel Robertson who was given the extraordinary permission to marry while under sentence of ten years at HM Prison Mens...


May 30, 2019

In number 3 yard, in two division Boggo Road Gaol there is a piece of graffiti on the wall of F wing cell block - Gentleman Joe. Written in paint and about 20cm high, it is certainly unmissable. Just who Gentleman Joe was has long been shrouded in mystery. Join Gaol Director Jack Sim and Research Coordinator Sue Olsen...


May 22, 2019

Young women of poor origins quite frequently found themselves falling afoul of the law. Her Majesty’s Prison for Women Brisbane at Boggo Road was where most of these women ended up. Maria O'Rourke was among the poorest of the poor and she did what she had to do to survive - steal.