10 Jul 2014

Whips, shanks, shackles, and execution records

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:07 pm on 10 July 2014

Whips, shanks, shackles, and execution records are now on display in Wellington, as the Department of Corrections opens the vaults of New Zealand's history of incarceration. The newly-opened Heritage Centre showcases artefacts dating back to the mid 19th century - when "cat o' nine tails" and hangings were still used in sentencings. To tell us more about what's on display is the Department's prisoner movement co-ordinator Philip Lister.