13. Karol Tapci (1930-1952), convicted murderer
Karol Tapci was a young Czech migrant. In 1952 he was found guilty of the murder of a retired farmer in Wubin, in Western Australia’s northern wheatbelt region.
His execution on 23 June 1952 at the age of 22 was controversial because he was hanged for murder (a lesser charge than wilful murder) and because it was perceived that there was an anti-migrant element to the case.