Executions in Australia were still attended by journalists when on Wednesday, January 9th, 1929, Thomas Blyth was hanged in Adelaide Prison for the murder of his wife. They reported that Blyth walked unaided from the death cell to the gallows, where he thanked the prison staff and governor for their kindness.

He was pinioned in silence on the trap-door. Just before the hood was placed over his head he said, “I regret nothing.” Seconds later he was dead.