17 April 2008
Dear Christine and Lee
We want you to
know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and your
family. If we’re not mistaken today is the third anniversary
of Scott and the eight others in Bali. Be assured God has a
plan for all though at times it is hard for us to see.
We suspect you
know the story of one of the last people executed in
Queensland, but here goes the brief version.
was hanged in Boggo Road goal in Brisbane in1903 for murdering
two men – one being a policeman.
The trial was
controversial at the time (vested interests and politics were
in play), and the case became the catalyst for Queensland
being the first state in Australia to get rid of the Death
Penalty in 1922.
special for Queenslanders to hold on to. God too always has
something special for us.
PS James Kenniff
the co-accused did time, was released and lived the rest of
his life without problems with the law.
Steele Rudd the
writer witnessed the execution but not sure if he wrote about