Dictionary of Sydney

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Tucker, William

William Tucker, or Tuckett, was the common hangman in New South Wales in the 1870s until about 1876. In Gundagai, on 20 July 1876, he declared to the Police Magistrate's Court that 'his profession would drive him mad, as it takes a man with very strong nerves to execute a man, and he felt that he was not equal to it, and he intended to give it up'.

Tuckett, William