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[KINDLE] ❁ Last Woman Hanged By Caroline Overington – Songuarachando.co.uk Two husbands four trials and one bloody execution Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book Non fiction the terrible true story of Louisa Collins In January 1889 Louisa Collins a 41 year oldTwo husbands four trials and one bloody execution Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book Non fiction the terrible true story of Louisa Collins 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 Both of Louisa's husbands had died suddenly and the Crown convinced that Louisa poisoned them with arsenic put her on trial an extraordinary four times in order to get a conviction to the horror of many in the legal community Louisa protested her innocence until the endMuch of the evidence against Louisa was circumstantial Some of the most important testimony was given by her only daughter May who was just 1.

0 years old when asked to take the stand Louisa Collins was hanged at a time when women were in no sense eual under the law except when it came to the gallows They could not vote or stand for parliament or sit on juries Against this background a small group of women rose up to try to save Louisa's life arguing that a legal system comprised only of men male judges all male jury male prosecutor governor and Premier could not with any integrity hang a woman The tenacity of these women would not save Louisa but it would ultimately carry women from their homes all the way to Parliament HouseCaroline Overington is the author of eleven books of fiction and non fiction including the top selling THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY psychological.

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Kindle songuarachando.co.uk ó Last Woman Hanged PDF/EPUB õ Last Woman MOBI :µ Caroline Overington is an Australian author and journalist She has worked for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald and is is currently a staff writer for The Weekend Australian Magazine Caroline is a two time winner of the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism She won her first Walkley for a series of articles about a literary fraud and her second for a series about the AWB oil for food

last pdf woman pdf hanged pdf Last Woman download Last Woman Hanged ePUB0 years old when asked to take the stand Louisa Collins was hanged at a time when women were in no sense eual under the law except when it came to the gallows They could not vote or stand for parliament or sit on juries Against this background a small group of women rose up to try to save Louisa's life arguing that a legal system comprised only of men male judges all male jury male prosecutor governor and Premier could not with any integrity hang a woman The tenacity of these women would not save Louisa but it would ultimately carry women from their homes all the way to Parliament HouseCaroline Overington is the author of eleven books of fiction and non fiction including the top selling THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY psychological.

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  1. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    Kindle songuarachando.co.uk ó Last Woman Hanged PDF/EPUB õ Last Woman MOBI :µ last pdf, woman pdf, hanged pdf, Last Woman download, Last Woman Hanged ePUB “I hold out no hope of mercy for you on earth” thus stated a male Justice on what was the FOURTH trial the first three having been ‘hung' for the want of a better word Her husband died of what appeared to be arsenic poisoning as did her second husbandLouisa Collins was my age when she was hung for the murder of her husband Circumstantial evidence was the main reason for this I guess one could say as well as just appalling wrongs all the way through the sordid affair This was a part of Australia’s history that is just so wrong on so many levels but as the author so elouently states it was a wrong that initiated the women’s suffrage movement in Australia Which begs the uestion why should women have a right


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    Kindle songuarachando.co.uk ó Last Woman Hanged PDF/EPUB õ Last Woman MOBI :µ last pdf, woman pdf, hanged pdf, Last Woman download, Last Woman Hanged ePUBLouisa Collins was a working class girl married off to Charles Andrews a man uite a few years older; nevertheless Andrews was a good husband and the couple went on to have ten children Life in the young colony of Sydney was tough and Louisa liked to relax by having a drink and dancing In order to make ends meet the family took in boarders including one of Charles’ workmates Michael Collins in December 1886 Not long afterwards the rumour mill was rife regarding Louisa and Collins and after a confrontation with Andrews Collins was thrown out In January Andrews drew up a will and then uite soon fell ill with severe gastric pains and vomiting; subseuently dying in February 1887 By April 1887 the merry widow had married her boarder Collins who proceeded to gamble away the family’s money inherited from Louisa’s first husband Within a ye


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    Kindle songuarachando.co.uk ó Last Woman Hanged PDF/EPUB õ Last Woman MOBI :µ last pdf, woman pdf, hanged pdf, Last Woman download, Last Woman Hanged ePUBExcellent Charged with the murder of her 2nd husband Louisa Collins appeared at her 1st trial on 6th August 1888 wearing a blue dress a grey cape and a hat For reasons known only to herself she also carried in her hands a s


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    Kindle songuarachando.co.uk ó Last Woman Hanged PDF/EPUB õ Last Woman MOBI :µ last pdf, woman pdf, hanged pdf, Last Woman download, Last Woman Hanged ePUBIn the 1800's in New South Wales Australia a woman was tried for murder not once not twice but four times It took 48 men and it was men because women were not allowed to sit a jury to convict Louisa Collins and condemn her to death by hanging She was convicted on circumstantial evidence Her attorney stood beside her through all 4 trials with 3 separate judges but he failed to object to perceived evidence when and where he should have He allowed two of her 7 living children to testify against her Evidence was submitted as factual even though it had never been proven Her crime murdering the man she loved with arsenic This trial began a movement within the women Many petit


  5. Kirsti Kirsti says:

    Kindle songuarachando.co.uk ó Last Woman Hanged PDF/EPUB õ Last Woman MOBI :µ last pdf, woman pdf, hanged pdf, Last Woman download, Last Woman Hanged ePUBFascinating I have been looking at this book at Big W for a number of weeks and finally just decided to buy it price be damned It turned into a great read extremely well researched and although a little biased I too felt the injustice of this story I actually have never heard it before but it's a story that deserves to be toldFirstly how crazy is it that this woman faced four trials to determine her guilt and yet it was only the last that brought her to the gallows and to death? Then the bumbling that occurred during said trials as well as the obvious prejudice of judges and jury at times It made for compulsive reading I honestly don't know if she was guilty or not but the trials at least to me were handled re


  6. Amanda Amanda says:

    Kindle songuarachando.co.uk ó Last Woman Hanged PDF/EPUB õ Last Woman MOBI :µ last pdf, woman pdf, hanged pdf, Last Woman download, Last Woman Hanged ePUBAn interesting look at a very unfortunate and shameful incident in Australian history but I found the book to be a little padded there was a great deal of contemporary comment from newspapers and letters which was included but seemed to add little to the storyIt's extraordinary that this poor woman was subjected to 4 separate trials and I found myself wondering just how many they were prepared to put her through to get the desired verdictThe history of the women's suffrage movement towards the end was fascinating perhaps that should have been part of another book altogether?


  7. Faye Faye says:

    Kindle songuarachando.co.uk ó Last Woman Hanged PDF/EPUB õ Last Woman MOBI :µ last pdf, woman pdf, hanged pdf, Last Woman download, Last Woman Hanged ePUBWow What a great read I still not 100% sure that Louisa Collins was guilty I find it appalling that there was four trials I learnt at lot


  8. Kirsti Kirsti says:

    Kindle songuarachando.co.uk ó Last Woman Hanged PDF/EPUB õ Last Woman MOBI :µ last pdf, woman pdf, hanged pdf, Last Woman download, Last Woman Hanged ePUBThe story of Louisa Collins is amazing It's true that truth is stranger than fiction and Caroline Overington did not let Louisa down by her in depth research to bring Louisa's story to modern day audiences Louisa's story has been pieced together from widely sourced documents that together provide an in depth portrayal of the last woman hanged in NSW and the impact of her story on societyI loved the way that the author included the story of a number of influential characters including the hangman the judges Louisa's supporters and the politiciansGreat Australian drama that provides incredible insight to a period of Australian history


  9. Suzie Suzie says:

    Kindle songuarachando.co.uk ó Last Woman Hanged PDF/EPUB õ Last Woman MOBI :µ last pdf, woman pdf, hanged pdf, Last Woman download, Last Woman Hanged ePUBI was expecting so much from this potentially interesting story It was repetitive and riddled with uotes which needed editing I felt the epilogue in particular was padded out with information of people only tangentially involved with Louisa her story


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    Kindle songuarachando.co.uk ó Last Woman Hanged PDF/EPUB õ Last Woman MOBI :µ last pdf, woman pdf, hanged pdf, Last Woman download, Last Woman Hanged ePUBOn 8 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 Caroline Overington has researched the story behind Louisa Collin’s four yes you read that correctly four trials for murder One of the three trials was in relation to the deaths of her first husband Charles Andrews in January 1887 the cause according to the doctor who signed his death certificate was Acute Gastritis three were in relation to her second husband Michael Collins the man she married just three months after the demise of the first Michael Collins died on 8 July 1888 of what the po


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