The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

Drawing on previously unpublished documents and personal accounts — including details of Ryan’s childhood and his early turn to crime — this book reveals the truth about Ryan’s guilt.

Author: Mike Richards

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 9781922072078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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JOINT WINNER OF THE 2002 NED KELLY AWARD FOR TRUE CRIME NON-FICTION COMMENDED FOR THE 2003 NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY AWARD Ronald Joseph Ryan was hanged in Melbourne on 3 February 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 death penalty in the 1970s and 1980s, and Ronald Ryan became the last man to be hanged in Australia. Today, many years later, the Ryan case still prompts spirited debate about the guilty finding against Ryan, the merits of capital punishment, and the politics behind his execution. But who was Ronald Ryan, and how did he come to be the focus of such dramatic political events? Drawing on previously unpublished documents and personal accounts — including details of Ryan’s childhood and his early turn to crime — this book reveals the truth about Ryan’s guilt. It also goes behind the scenes to tell for the first time of the life-long anguish of the judge who pronounced the death sentence, the inner workings of the secret cabinet meeting that decided Ryan’s fate, and the dramatic political process that resulted in the rejection of eleventh-hour appeals to save Ryan. Mike Richards first became involved in the case as the leader of student protests against Ryan’s execution. Now he has written a masterly, compelling account that retrieves the individual and the drama at the centre of the most divisive capital case in Australia’s history. Through the depth of its original research and the persuasiveness of its insights, Mike Richards’ award-winning biography of Ronald Ryan provides a definitive account of the life and death of the man whose execution stopped a nation. PRAISE FOR MIKE RICHARDS ‘Richards has brought us the definitive account: cool, thoroughly researched and fair, meticulously fair.’ The Bulletin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Last Words

Last Words

Author: Barry Dickins

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 9781743584811

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Australian Book Review

Australian Book Review

... A Field NUMBERS , Ronald L. and John Stenhouse ( eds ) , RICHARDS , Mike
, The Hanged Man , Scribe , Guide to the ... Nicholas Drayson Patrick Wolfe
RICHARDSON , Henry Handel , The Getting of MERWICK , Donna , Death of a
Notary ... Working Title Table Tennis ?, Viking , 247/67 , Dianne Kate Guest Press
, 241/61 , M Hillel Schallmeiner RYAN , Tracy ... Roff , Life on the Ice , Allen &
Unwin , 247/49 , Tony Wheeler & Unwin , 241/50 , Ros 54 AUSTRALIAN BOOK
REVIEW ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00937241D

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The Stuart Case

The Stuart Case

For the rest of his life ” , writes Mike Richards in The Hanged Man . The Life &
Death of Ronald Ryan ( 2002 ) , “ Starke would worry terribly about his role in
sentencing Ryan and agonise about whether he could have done more to save
him ...

Author: Kenneth Stanley Inglis

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863952438

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 404

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Categories: Aboriginal Australians

Adelaide law review

Adelaide law review

In the meantime , Mr Playford communicated the recommendation to the
Governor that the death penalty be commuted to ... M Richard , The Hanged Man
: The Life and Death of Ronald Ryan ( 2002 ) reviewed MD Kirby ( 2002 ) 26
Criminal ...

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Who s who in Australia

Who s who in Australia

... PhD ( NSW ) , FIEAust , Hanged Man : the life and death of Ronald Ryan :
FIEEE , FTSE ; Director , Research School of Inforpub . The Hanged Man : The
Life and Death of mation Sciences and Engineering , Australian NaRonald Ryan
2002 ...

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Category: Australia

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The Bulletin

The Bulletin

Despite the fact that the number of countries that have abolished or do not use
the death penalty exceeds the countries that retain ... How those two aspects of
his life can be rationalised is beyond my comprehension. ... 29 FINALITY Nguyen
Tuong Wanliesin his coffin after his death by hanging in Singapore last
December to be punished, is magically ... which the last man executed in
Australia, Ronald Ryan, had been convicted – according to the Australian Bureau
of Statistics:“In 1915 ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106018397635

Category: Australia

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A History of Capital Punishment in the Australian Colonies 1788 to 1900

A History of Capital Punishment in the Australian Colonies  1788 to 1900

Richards, Mike, 'Ronald Ryan and Ned Kelly', The Sydney Papers, vol. 14, no. 2,
2002, pp. 30–40. Richards, Mike, The Hanged Man: The Life and Death of
Ronald Ryan, Melbourne: Scribe, 2002. Rickard, John, Australia: A Cultural
History, ...

Author: Steven Anderson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030537678

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of capital punishment in the Australian colonies for the very first time. The author illuminates all aspects of the penalty, from shortcomings in execution technique, to the behaviour of the dying criminal, and the antics of the scaffold crowd. Mercy rates, execution numbers, and capital crimes are explored alongside the transition from public to private executions and the push to abolish the death penalty completely. Notions of culture and communication freely pollinate within a conceptual framework of penal change that explains the many transformations the death penalty underwent. A vast array of sources are assembled into one compelling argument that shows how the ‘lesson’ of the gallows was to be safeguarded, refined, and improved at all costs. This concise and engaging work will be a lasting resource for students, scholars, and general readers who want an in-depth understanding of a long feared punishment. Dr. Steven Anderson is a Visiting Research Fellow in the History Department at The University of Adelaide, Australia. His academic research explores the role of capital punishment in the Australian colonies by situating developments in these jurisdictions within global contexts and conceptual debates.
Categories: Social Science

JV Barry

JV Barry

The hanged man : the life & death of Ronald Ryan . Carlton North , Vic . , Scribe .
Riesman , D ( 1954 ) . Individualism reconsidered , and other essays . Glencoe ,
Free Press . Rosenthal , NH ( 1968 ) . Sir Charles Lowe : a biographical memoir .

Author: Mark Finnane

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 086840845X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Biography of J.V. Barry, jurist and founder of criminology in Australia.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Australian Study of Politics

The Australian Study of Politics

... provided by biographies that cast light on the dark side of our political culture,
such as Mike Richards' exhaustive study of the politics surrounding the life and
death of Ronald Ryan, the last man executed in Victoria, The Hanged Man (2003
).

Author: R. Rhodes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230296848

Category: Political Science

Page: 524

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The Australian Study of Politics provides the first comprehensive reference book on the history of the study of politics in Australia, whether described as political studies or political science. It focuses on Australia and on developments since WWII, also exploring the historical roots of each major subfield.
Categories: Political Science

Living with Dying

Living with Dying

A Handbook for End-of-Life Healthcare Practitioners Joan Berzoff, Phyllis R.
Silverman. Krill, D. F. 1986. ... The Hospice Choice: In Pursuit of a Peaceful Death
. New York: ... The Hanged Man: The Life and Death of Ronald Ryan. Carlton
North ...

Author: Joan Berzoff

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231502146

Category: Social Science

Page: 928

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The first resource on end-of-life care for healthcare practitioners who work with the terminally ill and their families, Living with Dying begins with the narratives of five healthcare professionals, who, when faced with overwhelming personal losses altered their clinical practices and philosophies. The book provides ways to ensure a respectful death for individuals, families, groups, and communities and is organized around theoretical issues in loss, grief, and bereavement and around clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups. Living with Dying addresses practice with people who have specific illnesses such as AIDS, bone marrow disease, and cancer and pays special attention to patients who have been stigmatized by culture, ability, sexual orientation, age, race, or homelessness. The book includes content on trauma and developmental issues for children, adults, and the aging who are dying, and it addresses legal, ethical, spiritual, cultural, and social class issues as core factors in the assessment of and work with the dying. It explores interdisciplinary teamwork, supervision, and the organizational and financing contexts in which dying occurs. Current research in end-of-life care, ways to provide leadership in the field, and a call for compassion, insight, and respect for the dying makes this an indispensable resource for social workers, healthcare educators, administrators, consultants, advocates, and practitioners who work with the dying and their families.
Categories: Social Science

Who s who in Australia 2008

Who s who in Australia 2008

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105129027350

Category: Australia

Page: 2303

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A biographic reference to notable people in Australia. Entrants are drawn from all areas of Australian life, including the arts, politics, education, medicine, defence, business, diplomatic service, and recipients of honours and awards.
Categories: Australia

Leadership and the Liberal Revival

Leadership and the Liberal Revival

7 Mike Richards , The Hanged Man : The Life and Death of Ronald Ryan , Scribe
, Melbourne , 2002 , pp . 255 - 6 . Prior , Bolte by Bolte , pp . 167 – 8 . A story that
is often recounted to demonstrate Askin ' s insensitivity was his remark to a ...

Author: Norman Abjorensen

Publisher: Australian Scholary Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015076149072

Category: Australia

Page: 228

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The careers of Bolte and Askin are traced here in the context of the Liberal revival and the heightened expectations of the post-war years when the Liberal Party reached an ascendancy. Their leadership is also examined in the broader context of leadership in the Liberal Party, and how they sought voters who were attracted to the non-Labor parties.
Categories: Australia

Law Institute Journal

Law Institute Journal

The Hanged Man : The life & death of Ronald Ryan , M Richards , Scribe Press ,
49.95 . Over the Rainbow : A guide to the law for lesbians and gay men in
Victoria , joint publication between the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
and the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063255561

Category: Bar associations

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The White Garden

The White Garden

Ronald Ryan was the hanged man ' s name , and it was a name never to be
forgotten . ... But within the walls surrounding the gardens where the woman lay
dead , life looked inward , paid no attention to the stories of wars and hangings .

Author: Carmel Bird

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020243528

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Dr Ambrose Goddard administers LSD, ECT and deep sleep treatment to his patients at Mandala. However, things go wrong when his patient, Vickie Field, dies from a bee sting while meeting other patients in the white garden. Carmel Bird's examination of the secrets of the human mind is a chronicle of tragedy that is inadvertently revealed in the search for a lost library book. It is also a compelling portrait of a doctor whose lust for power is a form of madness.
Categories: Fiction

Dear Australian

Dear Australian

Death sentence I still remember the day DRAW a graph to a historical time base ,
from the time of Nero , past medieval torture , past mass ... Brought up by a father
who only despised the hangman more than he despised the murderer , I can now
- a generation later ... of horror with the thought that Ronald Ryan will be hanged
in my name while I strive to THE Government of Vicproduce a new life . toria ...

Author: Phil Pearman

Publisher: Sydney ; New York : Lansdowne Press

ISBN: PSU:000008178398

Category: Australia

Page: 216

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Collection of letters to The Australian.
Categories: Australia

Wakool Crossing

Wakool Crossing

As a child in the Mallee in the 1950s, Mike Richards was told the story of Hazel Hood’s tragic disappearance by his grandmother, Hazel’s elder sister, who firmly believed she had been murdered.

Author: Mike Richards

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 9781921942884

Category: True Crime

Page: 160

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In November 1916, just a few years after Federation and while Australia was at war in Europe, Hazel Hood, the beautiful 18-year-old daughter of a Riverina grazier, went to a local dance and never came home. Her mysterious disappearance caused a sensation in the district around the pioneer settlement of Wakool Crossing, near the Victoria–New South Wales border. The mystery further intensified when, a week later, Hazel’s body — still clothed in her white party dress — was recovered from the Wakool river with a mark of violence upon her head, and her silk scarf tied tightly around her neck. Her disappearance was reported in major daily newspapers as far afield as Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, but the mystery of what happened to her was never fully explained. As a child in the Mallee in the 1950s, Mike Richards was told the story of Hazel Hood’s tragic disappearance by his grandmother, Hazel’s elder sister, who firmly believed she had been murdered. Now, almost 100 years after her death, the author takes us with him as he seeks to unravel the mystery and reveal the truth about what happened to Hazel Hood — an unassuming, fun-loving, and caring girl, and a favourite in the district.
Categories: True Crime

Sometimes Gladness

Sometimes Gladness

Author: Bruce Dawe

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: PSU:000033063676

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 296

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Poetry themes - Personal - Social - Political.
Categories: Australian poetry

Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Parliamentary Debates  Hansard

He is proposing to may eventually hasten the death of the pa- refer this bill to a
select committee which will tient . ... If a adult has the right to refuse treatment in
general and life sustaining medical treatment months to travel around Australia
and hear the in particular . ... to patients mates in gaol including Ronald Ryan ,
the last seeking euthanasia I think it would be very man to be hanged in Australia
.

Author: Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015371516

Category: Australia

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Categories: Australia