Our history: Dubbo's Jean Lee last woman to be hanged in Australia

Zaarkacha Marlan
By Zaarkacha Marlan
July 2 2022 - 8:00am
Detectives escort Lee to the city watch house on November 8, 1949. Picture: File

The last woman to be hanged in Australia was described in court reports at the time as an attractive 31-year-old redhead, who had been intelligent but rebellious in her youth.

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Zaarkacha Marlan

Court and crime reporter at the Daily Liberal. Formerly the sole journalist for the Nyngan Observer, Narromine News and Trangie Advocate. Get in touch via z.marlan@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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