After the death of his friend John Andrew Stuart in Boggo Road Jail killer James Finch continued his claims of innocence in relation to the Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub firebombing. Paroled in 1988 Finch was deported to England where he finally revealed the truth of his involvement in the terrible crime. Special guest, former prison officer John Peel shares his recollection of Finch and his time in prison with Murder Trails author and publisher Jack Sim
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Special guest: John Peel, former Boggo Road Jail Prison Officer
Fifty years ago on 8 March 1973 Brisbane, Queensland’s worst mass murder took place in well-known Fortitude Valley, at the time Australia’s worst act of mass-murder – eclipsed only by Martin Bryant’s terrible act at Port Arthur in Tasmania. It stunned the entire nation and the crime has haunted Brisbane for half a century. In this episode Murder Trails author and publisher Jack Sim, and special guest Paul Tully, discuss the crime itself, what exactly happened, and the background of those who died.
There were a series of incidents prior to the infamous firebombing of the Whiskey Au Go Go in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley which have become forgotten half a century later. In this episode Murder Trails author and publisher Jack Sim, and special guest Paul Tully, discuss these crimes, what Brisbane was like in 1973 referencing original newspaper articles and sources from the time.