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Bolton Murder

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of handwritten notes and newspaper clippings. The notes are regarding the trial of Walter James Bolton, the newspaper clippings are focused of modern murder statistics, controversial judge Worley Bassett Edwards, unsolved cases, and specifically the 1999 trial of Scott Watson. The Publication date range is c. 1956-2003. The subject matter includes dates as far back as 1890.


  • Creation: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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