Footage of the crowd of protesters outside Pentridge Prison on the day of Ronald Ryan’s execution, 3 February 1967.
In a dramatic re-creation Ronald Ryan (played by Colin Friels) is hanged in Pentridge prison. Radio journalist Brian Morley recalls being a witness to the hanging.
Ronald Ryan was the last man hanged in Australia, 50 years ago on 3 February 1967.
Ronald Ryan was the last man hanged in Australia, on 3 February 1967.
On the night of Christmas Day 1965, Peter Walker killed Arthur Henderson (later claiming it was self-defence); Henderson had met and recognised prison escapees Walker and Ronald Ryan whilst they we
This clip contains interviews with two eyewitnesses who came face-to-face with Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker in December 1965.
This excerpt features part of a press conference with Mrs Ryan, Ronald’s mother, who was being cared for by nuns.
When Ronald Ryan was sentenced to death in 1966, it sparked debate across the community with politicians and religious authorities making statements for and against capital punishment.
During Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker's escape from Pentridge Prison in December 1965, warder George Hodson was shot dead.
Ronald Ryan was the last man hanged in Australia. Narration and black-and-white stills tell the story of his upbringing and early life.