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Ronald Joseph Ryan
Birth: Feb. 21, 1925
Death: Feb. 3, 1967

Last person executed in Australia. Known as "the last man hanged." Forestry worker and petty thief. Hanged for the murder of prison warder George Hodson during an escape attempt in 1965. Subsequent forensic evidence showed that he could not have fired the fatal shot. This was the first execution in Victoria since 1951 and atrongly influenced public opinion against capital punishment forever. (bio by: Alison Somerville) 
 
Burial:
Pentridge Prison Cemetery *
Melbourne
Victoria, Australia
*Former burial location
 
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Originally Created by: Alison Somerville
Record added: Aug 10, 2004
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Ronald Joseph Ryan
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