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Lock Up: Behind the Bars at Gaols in Australia and New Zealand

Lock Up: Behind the Bars at Gaols in Australia and New Zealand
  

Lock Up: Behind the bars at gaols in Australia and New Zealand tells the story of the infamous prisons that have housed our criminals since colonial times right up to the present day. Along the way, it looks at the great escapes, tragic executions, paranormal activity, major crim... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781925335057
Release Date 1 September 2017 by Exisle Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Miller, John

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ISBN-13 9781925335057
ISBN-10 1925335054
Stock Release date is 1 September 2017
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Exisle Publishing
Release Date 1 September 2017
International Release Date 1 September 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Miller, John
Category True Crime
History
Crime & Criminology
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 692763

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Lock Up: Behind the bars at gaols in Australia and New Zealand tells the story of the infamous prisons that have housed our criminals since colonial times right up to the present day. Along the way, it looks at the great escapes, tragic executions, paranormal activity, major crimes and notorious inmates. Those featured include Ned Kelly, Darcy Dugan, Ivan Milat, Ronald Ryan, Raymond John Denning, Robert Wallath, George Wilder, Frederick Deeming (at one time reputed to be England's 'Jack the Ripper') and Kereopa Te Rau (also known as 'the Eye Eater'). Lock Up also looks at the development of prison design in Australia and New Zealand, from the early examples based on traditional British designs to the modern-day electronic fortresses modelled on US penitentiaries. John Miller also looks at the progression of criminal justice from the harsh days of capital punishment and executions to modern-day reform methods. This is a journey through the most well-known jails of Australia and New Zealand, including the juvenile prison from which many of Australia's worst criminals 'graduated' during the 1960s - Tamworth's 'finishing school for crims'.

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Author's Bio

John Miller has been a journalist and editor for more than 35 years and has also used his wordsmithing skills to write a number of non-fiction books on aspects of Australian history and the unique Australian psyche, including the bestselling The Essential Lingo Dictionary of Australian Words and Phrases.

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