National Library of Australia

 Summer Opening Hours:

Our opening hours will be changing between Tuesday 24 December 2019 and Wednesday 1 January 2020.

All reading rooms will be closed from Christmas Day, reopening on 2 January. But you’ll still be able to visit our Exhibition Galleries, our children’s holiday space, WordPlay, and Bookshop from 9am-5pm (except on Christmas Day).Bookplate café will also be open during this period, but with varied hours.

Be sure to check our Summer Opening Hours before you visit: https://www.nla.gov.au/visit-us/opening-hours

A handbook on hanging : being a short introduction to the fine art of execution, containing much useful information on neck-breaking. throttling, strangling, asphyyxiation, decapitation and electrocution : data and wrinkles on hangmanship : with the late Mr. Hangman Berry's methods and his pioneering list of drops : to which is added an account of the Great Nuremberg hanging's : a ready reckoner for hangmen : and many other items of interest including the anatomy of murder : Finally definit

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