The Armidale Express
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The Only Woman, by Vashti Farrer

By Vashti Farrer
Updated November 5 2013 - 10:12am, first published 12:00am

IN 1880s Australia, the execution of male criminals was not uncommon, but far fewer women were made to face the gallows. When Ellen Thomson was hanged on 13 June, 1887, she was not only the first, but the only, woman ever to be executed in Queensland.

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