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Hill's horrible crime

Hill's horrible crime

In the early 1900s most newspapers did not cover sexual crimes. New Zealand Truth was the exception. Here, it details the 1907 case of J. Hill, the custodian of the Young Men's Club of Petone, who was imprisoned for a month for exposing himself to children.

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Reference: NZ Truth, 19 January, 1907, p. 5

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Carl Walrond, 'Crime and the media - Newspapers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018