Dean's headstone officially unveiled
Posted by: Dunbar Loop
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Quick Description: After 114 years the first, and only woman, to have ever been hung in New Zealand received a headstone.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 8/29/2009 11:20:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM741N
"Piper Max Wells led family and guests to Block VIII, Plot 2 Dean's final resting place after her journey from the scaffold 114 years ago for a service punctuated with themes of peace, healing and forgiveness.
"Winton Presbyterian Church's Reverend Tekura Wilding said the legend of Dean, the only woman to be hanged in New Zealand, had become part of folklore both in Winton and New Zealand, but it was time to give her peace.
"Timaru woman Paula Wells, Dean's first-cousin four times removed, said it was time to remember her relative as a human being but conceded her legend had grown over the years."
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