Convicted: Greenacre and Gale | State Library of New South Wales

Convicted: Greenacre and Gale

James Greenacre was found guilty of the murder of his fiance Hannah Brown and sentenced to hang in 1837. Sarah Gale was convicted of consorting, aiding and assisting Greenacre and sentenced to transportation to New South Wales for the rest of her natural life. The trial at the Old Bailey drew huge crowds and the public interest ensured a ready market for broadsides and penny portraits of the notorious pair, which would have been printed in great haste and sold on the streets at the time of the trial.

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> View the Greenacre and Gale broadside in the Library's catalogue catalogue link