Rachel Franks presents An Uncommon Hangman

Discover the dramatic tale of Sydney's longest-serving hangman, Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard, as told by true crime expert, Dr Rachel Franks in her captivating new book, An Uncommon Hangman.

This extraordinary story of life, death and radical social change is told through the sixty-one men and one woman who met unfortunate ends at the hands of Nosey Bob. Howard’s story is a critical chapter in Australian history, as it shines a light on the changing attitudes toward capital punishment that saw enthusiastic spectatorship overtaken by campaigners for the abolition of the death penalty.

Dr Franks, who holds PhDs in Australian crime fiction from Central Queensland University and true crime texts from the University of Sydney, will also be answering any questions you might have about Nosey Bob and this remarkable period in history, and signing copies of An Uncommon Hangman.

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30-36 Belmont Street, Sutherland, New South Wales

Wednesday 12 April 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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100 - 150
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