Murder at the LGH preserved in print

HISTORY: Paul Richards has authored Murder at the Launceston General Hospital, a limited edition release being sold at the LGH. Picture: Paul Scambler

HISTORY: Paul Richards has authored Murder at the Launceston General Hospital, a limited edition release being sold at the LGH. Picture: Paul Scambler

A new book tells the tale of the only murder to occur in the history of the Launceston General Hospital.

Paul Richards, AM, authored Murder at the Launceston General Hospital, which recounts the events surrounding the murder of Thomas Heginbothom, the gatekeeper of the LGH, in 1870.

“The interesting thing about it is, [the murder] has never been solved,” Mr Richards said. 

Mr Richards said online archives made accessing historical information surrounding the events “extremely easy” while researching for the book, which took about six months to write. Mr Richards is secretary of the Launceston General Hospital Historical Committee.

The committee published the book, which is the first in a history series to be released throughout 2017. 

The book can be purchased at the LGH Cashiers Office, on level three of the hospital, for $15. 

The book was published as a limited edition run of 150 copies. To acquire a form to order a copy of the book, email Mr Richards at pacrichards1@bigpond.com 

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