Sadly, this is not a view shared by the Queensland Museum, which last week opened its new exhibition, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum . The exhibition brings together 117 objects from Italian museums, most notably the collection of the Colosseum at Rome. Highlights include some extremely well preserved and intricately decorated gladiatorial helmets and pieces of armour from Pompeii, as well as some very fine carved reliefs depicting scenes of combat.
In 18th-century Britain, criminals guilty of at least one of the 19 crimes were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. Those 19 crimes turned convicts into colonists, when, as pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country and new lives. 19 Crimes wines celebrate the rebellious spirit of those men and women by picturing their images on the wine’s labels. 19 Crimes wines is now bringing their band of rogues, depicted on the wine labels, to life with the launch of the first-ever wine Augmented Reality (AR) app. No longer silenced by history, the new app animates 19 Crimes’ convicts-turned-colonists who tell their own infamous story.
Ward, who has mental health problems, was given a minimum tariff of 10 months for his act. More than a decade later, he's still behind bars, unable to meet the threshold required for his release and caught in a cycle of self-harm and depression.