Between Maketu’s execution in 1842 and Walter Bolton in 1957, there were a further 82 executions. The year 1866 was the busiest, with 10 executions in total. Only one woman has been hanged in New Zealand and that was Williamina (Minnie) Dean – the so-called Winton Baby Farmer – who was executed at Invercargill in August 1895. Executions were carried out in 10 different centres. In total, 41 people were executed in Auckland, 17 in Wellington and 7 in Lyttelton.
Source: Sherwood Young, Guilty on the gallows, Grantham House, Wellington, 1998