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RAHS Day Lecture – The Story of Long Bay
October 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Long Bay has housed some of Australia’s most notorious criminals: Tilly Devine, Darcy Dugan, Russell Cox, Neddy Smith, Chow Hayes, Bernie Matthews, Rex Jackson, Roger Rogerson and Ivan Milat have all spent time behind its bars. Patrick Kennedy will take us behind the scenes of Australia’s hardest prison, telling the stories of inmates, prison officers and nurses.
About the speaker:
Patrick Kennedy grew up in a staff house next to Long Bay gaol, where a six in backyard cricket meant climbing the outer wall. His parents worked there as nursing staff. Employed in the Ambulance Service of NSW, he was one of Australia’s first Intensive Care Paramedics and later ran the Media Unit. This work took him to crime scenes in and out of the prison, including the Viking Tavern where multiple ambulances carried off members of the Comancherosgang destined for the cells. Long Bay is his fourth book.RESERVE TICKETS