Photographic records, descriptions and criminal histories of prisoners executed - HM Gaol/Prison, Brisbane (Boggo Road) 1883-1913 (ITM2947)

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No.: 544/83

Name: James Gardener alias James McMahon

Date when portrait was taken: 24th September 1883

Native Place: Scotland

Year of Birth: 1864

Arrived in Colony Ship: unknown

Arrived in Colony Year: unknown

From where:

Trade or occupation previous to conviction: Cab Driver

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education, degree of: Read & Write

Height feet: 5

Height inches: 6 1/2

Weight in lbs. On committal: 9 stone 4 lbs

Weight in lbs. On discharge: -

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Gray

Complexion:

Build:

Marks or special features: Large joints lower limbs. Stoppage in speech

Where and when tried: Rockhampton 19th September 1883

Offence: Murder

Sentence: Death

Remarks:

No of previous protrait:

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No.: 542/83

Name: Jango (aboriginal)

Date when portrait was taken: 24th September1883

Native Place: Queensland

Year of Birth: unknown

Arrived in Colony Ship: -

Arrived in Colony Year: -

From where:

Trade or occupation previous to conviction: -

Religion: Pagan

Education, degree of:

Height feet: 5

Height inches: 2

Weight in lbs. On committal: 8 stone 4 lbs

Weight in lbs. On discharge: -

Colour of hair: Black

Colour of eyes: Brown

Complexion:

Build:

Marks or special features: Scar on forehead

Where and when tried: Rockhampton 18th September 1883

Offence: murder

Sentence: Death

Remarks:

No of previous protrait:

Reference or Instructions: Convicted at Rockhampton 19th October 1881 for assault sentenced 6 months H Labor Gaol 1 Ocr. 1883

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No.: 543/83

Name: George (an aboriginal)

Date when portrait was taken: 24th September 1883

Native Place: Queensland

Year of Birth: 1858

Arrived in Colony Ship: -

Arrived in Colony Year: -

From where:

Trade or occupation previous to conviction: Stockman

Religion: Pagan

Education, degree of: none

Height feet: 5

Height inches: 3

Weight in lbs. On committal: 8 stone 8 lbs

Weight in lbs. On discharge: -

Colour of hair: Black

Colour of eyes: Brown

Complexion:

Build:

Marks or special features: 2 joints off first finger and 1 off thumb right hand

Where and when tried: Rockhampton 18th September 1883.

Offence: Rape

Sentence: Death

Remarks:

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Reference or Instructions: Gaol 1 Oct. 1883

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No.: 804/85

Name: Walter Edward Gordon

Date when portrait was taken: 26 October 1885

Native Place: England

Year of Birth: 1857

Arrived in Colony Ship: Winsor Castle

Arrived in Colony Year: 1878

From where:

Trade or occupation previous to conviction: Labourer

Religion: Church of England

Education, degree of: R & W

Height feet: 5

Height inches: 9

Weight in lbs. On committal: 10st. 7lbs.

Weight in lbs. On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Grey

Complexion:

Build:

Marks or special features: Teeth not closely set

Where and when tried: Rockhampton 16th September 1885

Offence: Murder

Sentence: Death

Remarks: Executed 26th October 1885

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No.: 297/86

Name: Tim Tie

Date when portrait was taken: March 1886

Native Place: China

Year of Birth: 1856

Arrived in Colony Ship: unknown

Arrived in Colony Year: 1876

From where:

Trade or occupation previous to conviction: Cook

Religion: none

Education, degree of: none

Height feet: 5

Height inches: 2 1/2

Weight in lbs. On committal:

Weight in lbs. On discharge:

Colour of hair: Black

Colour of eyes: Brown

Complexion:

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Marks or special features: Large tumour behind left ear & an old sore under right ear

Where and when tried: Roma 10-3-86

Offence: Murder

Sentence: Death

Remarks:

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Reference or Instructions: Executed 5 April 1886 While under sentence of death prisoner appeared callous. At first was understood to admit the crime of which he was convicted - viz the murder of Jimmy Ah Fook at Roma; subsequently denied it in a statement forwarded to His Excellency the Governor- Adhered to his denial up to day of his death.- Was apparently buoyed up with the belief that he would be able to return after death & wreak his vengeance on those who had given evidence against him.- After being pinioned he asked for a cigarette which was given him - When informed that the moment had arrived for execution he quietly threw it down & walked onto the scaffold. - Death was instantaneous.

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