1. List: Murder in Queensland
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    A virtual exhibition which shines light on two notorious Queensland murders, featuring items from the Queensland Police Museum's collection.

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  1. Stuffed Animal
    Mr D. P. Vernon
    [ Object : 1952 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Stuffed Animal
  2. Plumber held on murder count
    Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954) Friday 14 November 1952 p 4 Article
    Abstract: SYDNEY.—A 42-year-old man appeared in Control Court yesterday charged with having murdered a taxi driver. Athol 174 words
    • Text last corrected on 3 May 2013 by Charlie22
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  3. KILLER ON WAY TO BOGGO RD
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Tuesday 3 March 1953 p 1 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: 6.30 pm PICTURE as Arthur Ernest Halliday was escorted to a police van at the rear of the Supreme Court yesterday after having been sentenced to life ... 67 words
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  4. POLICE DISCUSS FATE OF TAXI-DRIVER
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 26 May 1952 p 3 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Senior members of the Queensland police force discuss the fate of missing taxi-driver Athol Henry McCowan at Southport Police Station yesterday. LEFT ... 60 words
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  5. Ken Mitchell pictured outside Southport Law Court, 1952
    Unidentified
    [ Photograph : 1952 ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    Ken Mitchell pictured outside Southport Law Court, 1952
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    2013-05-09 15:51:17.0

    The lawyer who defended Arthur Ernest Halliday at his trial for murder.

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  6. Coins (Welded)
    Unknown
    [ Object : 1902 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Coins (Welded)
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    2 coins welded together by the heat of the fire used to burn the body of Albert Dahlke and George Doyle both murdered by the Kenniff brothers in 1902.

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  7. Albert Christian Dahlke, manager of Carnarvon Station
    Unidentified
    [ Photograph ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    Albert Christian Dahlke, manager of Carnarvon Station
  8. A SHOCKING CRIME.
    Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918) Tuesday 13 January 1903 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The crime for which Patrick Kenniff suffered. death, and for which his brother James is condemned to 20 years' imprisonment, is one of the most notor ... 445 words
    • Text last corrected on 9 May 2013 by anonymous
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  9. Kenniff Brothers
    [ Object ]
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    At Monument Australia
    Kenniff Brothers
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    2013-05-09 15:44:24.0

    The Statues represent the capture of Patrick Kenniff, lying on the ground with two police constables standing guard over him. The image that is facing to the south is that of the Aboriginal Tracker. The statue on the hill Paddy`s Knob depicts how Jimmy got away and was eventually surrounded by his captors and forced to surrender. The Kenniff Brothers are said to be Australia`s last bushrangers. In 1902 Police Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke were hunting the brothers Patrick and James Kenniff over the theft of a pony. They came upon the brothers at Lethbridge Pocket in Queensland`s Carnarvon region and were murdered. A reward was offered for the Kenniffs` capture and they were caught after three months on the run at Arrest Creek near Mitchell. Patrick was hanged at Brisbane`s Boggo Road Gaol in January 1903. His brother served 12 years in prison.

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  10. Kenniff brothers
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    At Toowoomba City
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  12. Queensland desperadoes : wild tales of bushranging days / Cyril Grabs
    Grabs, Cyril, 1918-
    [ Audio book, Book : 1983-2005 ]
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    At 26 libraries
    Queensland desperadoes : wild tales of bushranging days / Cyril Grabs
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    Features tales of the Kenniff brothers, Fagan's Gang, the Abercrombie Gang, James McPherson, Frank Darkie Gardiner, and Gold Commissioner Griffin.

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  13. Mug shot of James Kenniff
    Unidentified
    [ Photograph ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    Mug shot of James Kenniff
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  15. A Remarkable Cattle Stealing Case. A "DUFFER'S DIARY."
    The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Saturday 17 August 1895 p 325 Article
    Abstract: At the Roma Police Court on Monday (says the. "Western Star" of the 17th July) Thomas Stapleton (40) and Augustus Stapleton (18) were committed 2489 words
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  16. Murderer Athol Henry McCowan
    [ Photograph : 1952 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Murderer Athol Henry McCowan
  17. Mug shot of Arthur Ernest Halliday
    [ Photograph : 1952 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Mug shot of Arthur Ernest Halliday
  18. Think killer will make more escape bids 'HALLIDAY'S LEAP' HEADACHE FOR BOGGO ROAD STAFF Weak spot in the prison walls
    Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (Qld. : 1926 - 1954) Sunday 6 December 1953 p 3 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Prison officials this week are trying to think of a way to stop South Coast taxi killer Arthur Ernest Halliday from breaking out of jail. Nothing sho ... 659 words
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  19. Halliday Appeal Out
    Maryborough Chronicle (Qld. : 1947 - 1954) Friday 30 July 1954 p 1 Article
    Abstract: BRISBANE, July 2[?].—Arthur Ernest Halliday (43),[?]ed murderer will not be granted a new trial, the High Court 92 words
    • Text last corrected on 18 October 2016 by DonnaTelfer
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  20. PRISONER ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE FROM BOGGO ROAD GAOL LIT FIRE IN MATTING SHOP
    Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Thursday 3 December 1953 p 1 Article
    Abstract: BRISBANE, Dec. 2. — Arthur Brnest Halliday (43), who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Southport taxi driver 165 words
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  21. HALLIDAY SAYS POLICE 'FRAMED' HIM
    The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956) Thursday 5 March 1953 p 22 Article
    Abstract: BRISBANE, February 27.—Arthur Ernest Halliday, 42, plumber, alleged in the Criminal Court today that he had been "framed" by Detective-Inspector F. E ... 1526 words
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  22. Brisbane Gaol Break Ateempt Foiled BRISBANE, Wednesday.
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thursday 7 July 1955 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Searching warders last night folled another escape attempt by notorious murderer, Arthur Ernest Halliday. 127 words
    • Text last corrected on 15 March 2013 by fourb
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  23. The man who has reached
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Tuesday 31 August 1954 p 2 Article
    Abstract: ON Wednesday, December 11, 1946, Queensland was rocked by the news of 956 words
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  24. Gaolers' 'big brother' fear
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 22 July 1967 p 1 Article
    Abstract: BRISBANE, Friday. —Prison officers at the Brisbane Wacol Gaol threaten to strike 312 words
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  25. Gravestone of Patrick Kenniff
    Unidentified
    [ Photograph ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    Gravestone of Patrick Kenniff
  26. Mug shot of Patrick Kenniff
    Unidentified
    [ Photograph ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    Mug shot of Patrick Kenniff
  27. James Kenniff on trial for murder
    Unidentified
    [ Photograph : 1902 ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    James Kenniff on trial for murder
  28. Patrick Kenniff on trial for murder
    Unidentified
    [ Photograph : 1902 ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    Patrick Kenniff on trial for murder
  29. Portrait of Constable George Doyle killed by Kenniff brothers
    [ Photograph : 1902 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Portrait of Constable George Doyle killed by Kenniff brothers
  30. Portrait of Albert Dahlke killed by Kenniff brothers
    [ Photograph : 1902 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Portrait of Albert Dahlke killed by Kenniff brothers
  31. Scene of the murder of Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
    [ Photograph : 1926 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Scene of the murder of Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
  32. Corporal Sam Johnson, sole survivor of the police clash with the Kenniff Brothers
    [ Photograph : 1907 ]
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    Corporal Sam Johnson, sole survivor of the police clash with the Kenniff Brothers
  33. Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
    [ Photograph : 1926 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
  34. Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
    [ Photograph : 1902 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
  35. Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
    [ Photograph : 1926 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
  36. Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
    [ Photograph : 1926 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
  37. Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
    [ Photograph : 1926 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
  38. Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
    [ Photograph : 1920 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
  39. Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
    [ Photograph : 1926 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
  40. Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
    [ Photograph : 1926 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Scene of the murder of Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke by Kenniff brothers
  41. Arrest Creek Police Memorial
    [ Object ]
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    At Monument Australia
    Arrest Creek Police Memorial
  42. Albert Christian Dahlke with his horse Boadicea
    [ Photograph : 1890 ]
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    At QLD Police Museum
    Albert Christian Dahlke with his horse Boadicea
  43. PATRICK KENNIFF.
    The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934) Friday 16 January 1903 p 21 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: (See pages 9, 10) 6 words
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  44. JAMES KENNIFF.
    The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934) Friday 16 January 1903 p 21 Article Illustrated
    2 words
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  45. AN INTERESTING INTERVIEW.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Friday 11 April 1902 p 5 Article
    Abstract: A "Courier" representative had an interview yesterday with a gentleman from the Maranoa on the subject of the recent bushranging incidents, and as th ... 1033 words
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  46. 1903: First Sitting of the High Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Melb. 6 October 1903. (Mr Justice Barton, Chief Justice Sir Samuel Griffith and MP Justice O'Connor)
    [ Photograph : 1903 ]
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    At National Archives
    1903: First Sitting of the High Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Melb. 6 October 1903. (Mr Justice Barton, Chief Justice Sir Samuel Griffith and MP Justice O'Connor)
  47. Sketch of T. J. Ryan
    Unidentified
    [ Art work ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    Sketch of T. J. Ryan
  48. The trial of the Kenniff brothers: 'Australia's last bushrangers'
    Morris, Anthony JH
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Culture
    [ Book, Article : 2002 ]
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    At AIATSIS Collections