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Ronald Ryan & Peter Walker Escape from Pentridge Prison, 1965.

Ronald Ryan & Peter Walker Escape from Pentridge Prison, 1965.

Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker escaped from Pentridge Prison, Victoria, on 19 December 1965. In the escape, Ryan shot and killed a prison warden, George Hodson. The pair was captured in Sydney on 6 January 1966. Ryan was sentenced to death for killing Hodson and was executed on 3 February 1967. He was the last man to be executed in Australia.
Newspaper page, 'Desperate final bid
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Newspaper page, 'Desperate final bid
Public reaction to Ronald Ryan's
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Public reaction to Ronald Ryan's
University students Patricia Maxwell, aged
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University students Patricia Maxwell, aged
Ronald Ryan, Pentridge Prison escapee
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Ronald Ryan, Pentridge Prison escapee
Cecilia Ryan, Ronald Ryan's mother
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Cecilia Ryan, Ronald Ryan's mother
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Neg. no: T3351. THE AGE
Pentridge gaol escapee at central
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Pentridge gaol escapee at central
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Pentridge gaol escapee at central
Pentridge gaol escapee at central
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Pentridge gaol escapee at central
Pentridge gaol escapee at central
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Pentridge gaol escapee at central
Pentridge gaol escapee at central
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Pentridge gaol escapee at central
The Age pictorial file. dated
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The Age pictorial file. dated
The shop in Concord, Sydney, where prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker, were caught by police, 5 January 1966.
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The shop in Concord, Sydney, where prison escapees,...
The shop in Concord, Sydney, where prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker, were caught by police, 5 January 1966.
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The shop in Concord, Sydney, where prison escapees,...
Murderer Ronald Ryan, who was
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Murderer Ronald Ryan, who was
Spectators and members of the press gather at Mascot Airport in Sydney to catch a glimpse of prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker, who are being flown back to Melbourne for trial, 7 January
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Spectators and members of the press gather at Mascot...
Detectives responsible for the recapture of the Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker, pose for the media at Police Headquarters in Sydney, 6 January 1966.
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Detectives responsible for the recapture of the Melbourne...
Detectives responsible for the recapture of the Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker, pose for the media at Police Headquarters in Sydney, 6 January 1966.
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Detectives responsible for the recapture of the Melbourne...
Detectives responsible for the recapture of the Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker, pose for the media at Police Headquarters in Sydney, 6 January 1966.
SMH Picture by J.
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Detectives responsible for the recapture of the Melbourne...
Detectives responsible for the recapture of the Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker, pose for the media at Police Headquarters in Sydney, 6 January 1966.
SMH Picture by J.
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Detectives responsible for the recapture of the Melbourne...
Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker, are taken to police headquarters in Sydney after their recapture, 5 January 1966.
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Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker,...
Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker, are taken to police headquarters in Sydney after their recapture, 5 January 1966.
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Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker,...
Police attend the scene at Concord, Sydney, where prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker, were caught, 5 January 1966.
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Police attend the scene at Concord, Sydney, where prison...
Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Walker, are taken to police headquarters in Sydney after their recapture, 5 January 1966.
SMH Picture by W.
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Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Walker,...
Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker, are taken to police headquarters in Sydney after their recapture, 5 January 1966.
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Melbourne prison escapees, Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker,...
John Brosnan, Catholic chaplain at  Pentridge Prison, in 1967, the year that inmate Ronald Ryan was hanged.
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John Brosnan, Catholic chaplain at Pentridge Prison,...
Cecilia Ryan, mother of convicted murderer Ronald Ryan, arrives at Pentridge Prison, Melbourne, with Catholic prison chaplain, Father John Brosnan.
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Cecilia Ryan, mother of convicted murderer Ronald Ryan,...
Norman Harold Murray of Coogee sits between two detectives while he is taken to Russell Street police headquarters in Sydney.
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Norman Harold Murray of Coogee sits between two detectives...
Cecilia Ryan, mother of convicted murderer Ronald Ryan, arrives at Pentridge Prison, Melbourne, with Catholic prison chaplain, Father John Brosnan.
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Cecilia Ryan, mother of convicted murderer Ronald Ryan,...
Jesuit Priest, Father Peter Norden, kneels before the plaque that marks the grave sites of prisoners executed at Pentridge Prison in Melbourne. Ronald Ryan was the last man hanged in Victoria.
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Jesuit Priest, Father Peter Norden, kneels before the...
Execution of Ronald Ryan, Melbourne, 1967
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Execution of Ronald Ryan, Melbourne, 1967
Execution of Ronald Ryan, Melbourne, 1967
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Execution of Ronald Ryan, Melbourne, 1967
Execution of Ronald Ryan, Melbourne, 1967
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Execution of Ronald Ryan, Melbourne, 1967
Peter Walker leaves Bendigo Court in Victoria after being bailed on drugs charges. In December 1965, Walker escaped from Pentridge Prison in Melbourne with inmate, Ronald Ryan.
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Peter Walker leaves Bendigo Court in Victoria after...
Peter Walker sits in a prison van waiting to be sent back to Pentridge Prison.
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Peter Walker sits in a prison van waiting to be sent...
Father John Brosnan is the former chaplain at Pentridge Prison on Melbourne. He comforted many prisoners in his 30 years as chaplain, including the last man hanged in Australia, Ronald Ryan.
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Father John Brosnan is the former chaplain at Pentridge...
Newspaper page: 'Gaol escapees seen in North Melbourne: elude police', The Age, 21 December 1965.
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Newspaper page: 'Gaol escapees seen in North Melbourne:...
Newspaper page: 'Warder killed; Pentridge escapees still at large', The Age, 20 December 1965.
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Newspaper page: 'Warder killed; Pentridge escapees...
Newspaper page, 'Desperate final bid fails to save Ryan', 3 February 1967, The Sydney Morning Herald.
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Newspaper page, 'Desperate final bid fails to save...
Newspaper page, 'Escapees caught in Sydney', 6 January 1966, The Sydney Morning Herald, Ronald Ryan
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Newspaper page, 'Escapees caught in Sydney', 6 January...
Newspaper page, 'Chartered plane to return Ryan, Walker to Melbourne', 7 January 1966, The Sydney Morning Herald
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Newspaper page, 'Chartered plane to return Ryan, Walker...
Newspaper page, 'Ronald Ryan hanged', 4 February 1967, The Sydney Morning Herald
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Newspaper page, 'Ronald Ryan hanged', 4 February 1967,...
Newspaper page: 'Appeal Fails: Ryan to Hang', The Age , 3 February 1967, Ronald Ryan hanging
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Newspaper page: 'Appeal Fails: Ryan to Hang', The Age...
Newspaper page: 'Police hunt wrong car; bandits escape', 24 December 1965, The Age.
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Newspaper page: 'Police hunt wrong car; bandits escape',...
Ronald Ryan Pentridge Escapee with
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Ronald Ryan Pentridge Escapee with
Newspaper article, 'Warder Killed In Melbourne Convicts' Escape', page 1
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Newspaper article, 'Warder Killed In Melbourne Convicts'...
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