Sources of Information and Found Material

Minnie Dean: Her life & Crimes, Lynley Hood (Penguin, 1994) 

Reference materials gathered by Lynley Hood and held in the Hocken Library, Dunedin, including: Hanlon’s Summary of Evidence; Minnie Dean’s Last Statement; Police records.

Newspapers: Paperspast (National Library of New Zealand) and the Hocken Library, The Southern Cross; The Southland Times; The Star; The Press.

Dr Alec Dempster, Pathologist (personal communication).

Michael Webster MD, Chairman of The Forensic Panel

Knight’s Forensic Pathology 4th Edition, Pekka Saukko and Bernard Knight (CRC Press, 2015).

Hung Out to Dry? Questioning the legality of Southland baby farmer Minnie Dean’s 1895 murder trial and execution, Sophie Davis (submitted for LLB Honours degree, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, 2014)

Permission granted from the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hakena, University of Otago, for reproduction of the following images: MS-0687, S17-571b Minnie Dean’s House, The Larches, c 1890.

Permission granted by Archives New Zealand for reproduction of various images made by the author.

Oranga Tamariki website

The Trials of Minnie Dean: A verse biography, Karen Zelas (Submarine imprint, Mākaro Press, 2017). Reprinted 2020.