- Library Services
- Library Collections
- Visiting the Library
- Law in Victoria
- About Us
Capital Punishment and the Ronald Ryan 50th Anniversary Exhibition in the Supreme Court Library
The Supreme Court Library's new exhibition has been created to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Ronald Ryan, the last man executed in Australia in February 1967. In addition the exhibition looks at capital punishment in Victoria over nearly 130 years, including Jean Lee, the last woman executed, as well as information on the abolition of the death sentence.
Items on display include contemporary newspaper accounts and the certificate that verifies Ryan's death.
The exhibition is available for viewing in the Supreme Court Library during opening hours.