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Boggo is the official podcast for historic Boggo Road Gaol. Recorded live inside the gaols' walls, each episode explores the history of Australia's most notorious prison.

Boggo Boggo Road Gaol

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    • 3.8, 6 Ratings

Boggo is the official podcast for historic Boggo Road Gaol. Recorded live inside the gaols' walls, each episode explores the history of Australia's most notorious prison.

    KING HIT - Former Prisoner Dean King

    KING HIT - Former Prisoner Dean King

    40 years ago, Dean King left Boggo Road Gaol for the last time. Today, he returns to share his story with Gaol Director Jack Sim and to launch his self-published biography ‘King Hit’.
    Dean was a prisoner in the tumultuous 1980s and witnessed some of the biggest events in Boggo Road Gaol history. However, time spent locked up in Boggo Road Gaol is only part of his remarkable story.
    WARNING -  Graphic Content – MA15+ -  Prison life is full of hard hitting and sometimes confronting subject matter.  This episode of BOGGO contains material that may be offensive to some listeners. We strongly recommend that it be listened to by MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.

    • 42 min
    Soap Gun Escape Anniversary

    Soap Gun Escape Anniversary

    Tuesday, The 17th of September 2019 marks 60 years since notorious cat-burglar and jail-breaker Arthur Halliday, better known as Slim, made his last major escape attempt.
    Halliday, already a house-hold name for two successful escapes in the 1940s, was serving life imprisonment in Boggo Road Jail for the dreadful murder of a taxi-driver at Currumbin in 1952. The victim had been killed by blows to the head from the butt of a Colt .45 calibre handgun. In a struggle when arrested in Sydney, where he had fled after learning police discovered he had been living on the Coast, Halliday was shot in the leg by the same model gun that he had in his possession. Detectives swore he admitted to the murder; Halliday claimed senior police framed him.

    • 37 min
    Mischievous Malevolent or Mad? Cyril James MacIntosh

    Mischievous Malevolent or Mad? Cyril James MacIntosh

    Cyril James MacIntosh was perhaps one of the most frequent prisoners in gaols all over the eastern side of Australia. His remarkably habitual career as a celebrated bogus doctor graced Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Known by at least seventeen aliases and with at least forty charges to his name, the question remains: was he simply mischievous, malevolent or completely mad?

    • 30 min
    The Reverse Escape

    The Reverse Escape

    Three young men; each of them out of work and down on their luck broached the big lights of Brisbane for a change in their fortunes. Three days and a short voyage later their trip to Brisbane would end in salvation for one and for the other two a twelve month stay in a hell hole. “The Reverse Escape” is a thrilling edge of your seat drama from beginning to end.

    • 20 min
    From Boggo to Marry

    From Boggo to Marry

    “From Boggo Road to Marry & Back to 10 Year Sentence” A story from the Headlines of the Truth Newspaper on the 10th of December 1939, tells the remarkable story of prisoner John Daniel Robertson who was given the extraordinary permission to marry while under sentence of ten years at HM Prison Mens Brisbane (colloquially known as Boggo Road Gaol).

    • 22 min
    Gentleman Joe

    Gentleman Joe

    In number 3 yard, in two division Boggo Road Gaol there is a piece of graffiti on the wall of F wing cell block - Gentleman Joe. Written in paint and about 20cm high, it is certainly unmissable. Just who Gentleman Joe was has long been shrouded in mystery. Join Gaol Director Jack Sim and Research Coordinator Sue Olsen as they uncover the identity of Gentleman Joe.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

One retro ,

Good but needs work

I know these podcast are difficult to set up, but it’s extremely hard to hear the presenters talk, jack I don’t mean to be rude but all I can hear is your breathing coming through, the content is ok and gives you something to work with.

Jojo846566 ,

A fascinating look at Brisbane's grisly history

Love hearing about this side of Brisbane's history. Really fascinating to learn how prisoners lived and some of the grisly stories behind how they ended up in the jail. Keep up the great work!

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