Maungatapu murders, 1866

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  • David Burton (ed.), Confessions of Richard Burgess: the Maungatapu murders and other grisly crimes, Reed, Wellington, 1983
  • Frank Clune, Murders on Maunga-tapu, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1959
  • D.M. Luckie (David Mitchell), The Maungatapu mountain murders: a narrative of the murder of five men between the Wakamarina River and Nelson by Burgess, Levy, Kelly and Sullivan, in 1866, with an account of their capture, trial, conviction and execution; also, some particulars as to their lives and career in New Zealand, reprinted Kiwi Publishers, Christchurch, c. 1998
  • J. Halket Millar, Death round the bend, R.W. Stiles and Co., Nelson, 1954
  • Sherwood Young, Guilty on the gallows: famous capital crimes of New Zealand, Grantham House, Wellington, 1998
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