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Ernest Austin (murderer)

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Ernest Austin (murderer)

Ernest Austin (died 22 September 1913) was the last person executed by Queensland.

Austin was convicted of raping and murdering 12-year-old Ivy Mitchell at Cedar Creek road[1] near Samford.[2] He was hanged at Brisbane's Boggo Road Gaol and buried in South Brisbane Cemetery.[3]

In Australian folklore, the ghost of Austin is said to haunt the Boggo Road Gaol.[4]

In 1922, Queensland became the first state in Australia to abolish the death penalty.


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