The Last Woman Hanged In Australia
Shortly after 8 am on 19 February 1951, Jean Lee, an attractive, red haired, 31 year-old woman was hanged at Melbourne's Pentridge Prison. She had been sedated and was held upright on the chair before being plunged to her death. Jean Lee was the last woman hanged in Australia and the only one to hang this century. She and her lover Robert Clayton and their friend Norman Andrews had been found guilty of the murder of 73 year-old SP bookmaker Pop Kent at Carlton in 1949.
Researched over nine years, the meticulous detail of Jean Lee - the last woman hanged in Australia shatters assumptions surrounding one the centuries most legally contentious cases.
- Publication Date:
- 11 / 03 / 1999
- 155 x 234 x 20mm