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Wednesday night @ GSQ: QLD Police Museum

June 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Police scour Brisbane for clues of Ether Man

The signature of a predator, the dedication of police officers and the lucky break leading to the capture of the Ether Man will all be revealed in this presentation.

Between April and September 1966 five women were attacked by a man who used either Ether or Chloroform to subdue his victims before he raped them. The attacks occurred in Brisbane’s north and south. The Curator of the Queensland Police Museum, Lisa Jones will outline the police investigation and the lengths to which officers went to catch the attacker.

The investigation was taken up with earnest by police who tried to find the man and his source of ether before the next woman was attacked. The attacks shocked Brisbane and the police were flooded with calls about possible sightings of the attacker and from people who thought they smelt ether on every street corner and emanating from different business premises.

For members only with a gold coin contribution.

Presenter: Lisa Jones

The Queensland Police Museum aspires to be an accessible and valued museum of national standing that collects and explores Queensland’s policing history. We actively document, collect and preserve the rich depth of history that describes policing in this state since 1859.  Through our collections and exhibitions, we enhance the public image of the Queensland Police Service and foster pride in its achievements in the wider community. The story we tell also describes today’s innovative, progressive and responsive Queensland Police Service. The Police Museum use its resources, exhibitions and public programs to investigate and compare issues faced by police officers of times past and of today.

Curator Lisa Jones has administered the Queensland Police Museum since 1997. She holds a Master of Museum Studies and uses her more than 30 years of museum experience to manage the QPM collections and exhibitions.


June 26
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD
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