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Ellen Thomson: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?
Ellen Thomson was the only woman executed under Queensland law and she’s the subject of a new book by award-winning author Vashti Farrer that not only describes the circumstances of her execution but casts a shadow on whether in fact she was truly guilty.
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References in the Media
"The Only Woman" Article - 2013
This article, based on Ellen Thomson, won the inaugural New England Thunderbolt Award for Crime Writing (2013)
Non-fiction judge Xanthe Mallett's comment on this winning non-fiction piece:
'A truly winning piece, discussing some key themes in criminology, The Only Woman was well written and interesting, and would very much engage a broad audience.'
Vashti Farrer talk on Ellen Thomson
at Boggo Road Gaol
"It was a really great talk and a wonderful experience..." - A.F.
"Wonderful talk Vashti. Looking forward to reading your book." S.H.
Behind the Barricades – joint winner Canberra Times National Short Story Competition
Rules and Regulations – Winner of Botany Bay Bi-Centennial Short Story Award
The Cry of an Owl – winner Alexandra Hasluck Award
The Making of Meredith – winner Eastern Regional Libraries SS Prize
Special Wording – Winner Society of Women Writers NSW Inc SS Prize
Letter in a Strange Hand – runner up in Society of Women Writers NSW Inc SS Prize