Minnie Dean: Villain or Victim?

12:00 pm
13:00 pm
Vic Books (Pipitea Campus), Rutherford House
27 Lambton Quay
The Friends of Turnbull Library in association with the Randell Cottage Writers Trust and Mākaro Press are delighted to bring you this thought-provoking discussion about a challenging event in New Zealand's social history. Was Minnie Dean a baby farmer and child murderer, or hardworking wife and mother, supporting her family by caring for unwanted children in a society that shunned her? Amaury da Cunha, the current French resident writer at Randell Cottage, leaves New Zealand next week. Karen Zelas is the author of The Trials of Minnie Dean: A Verse Biography, which is being developed into a one-woman play.