Look Deeper

On this website six Albury writers bring you stories from our region — from the mountains, the farms, the communities. There will be history, cultural notes, reviews, short fiction. Maybe even some poetry. Our title, Riparian, means relating to or situated on the banks of a river. It also refers to the parts of the river that lie under the water.

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COUNT DOWN: the first woman hanged in Victoria (winner, Marjorie Barnard award, 2015)

In Melbourne Jail, the hangman lies awake. Not time to get up yet. Yawning, he rubs his dead eye, heaves himself on to his side and squints up at the notice tacked to his door.  11.11.1863. Today.  Mansfield Murders. Three for the drop, and one of them a woman. A woman.  First time, or first… Continue reading COUNT DOWN: the first woman hanged in Victoria (winner, Marjorie Barnard award, 2015)