Last Woman Hanged

By Caroline Overington / Harper Collins, on 1 January 2018

In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Louisa Collins was hanged at a time when women were in no sense equal under the law — except when it came to the gallows. They could not vote or stand for parliament — or sit on juries.

  • Document type Book
  • Themes list International law, Death Penalty,