119: Betty Shanks
In September 1952, Betty Shanks was attacked as she walked home from the tram stop. Brisbane was a city where young women regularly walked home after dark alone but that would change. In the immediate aftermath of Betty’s death, public transportation use went down and the use of private taxis went up. This was one of those cases that rocked the city and it seemed that no one would feel safe until the culprit was caught. But he never was.
Some of our research
I Know Who Killed Betty Shanks, Ted Duhs 2014
Who Killed Betty Shanks, Ken Blanch 2006