West Coast: Murder on the Maungatapu

From Standing Room Only, 12:30 pm on 27 November 2016

In 1966 bushranger turned murderer, Richard Burgess, was hung alongside other members of his notorious and ruthless gang. They'd killed innocent travellers on the Maungatapu Track.

Burgess left behind a confession but it was more to condemn a whistleblower than to atone for his many sins.

Christchurch based writer Wayne Martin tells the full story in Murder on the Maungatapu: A narrative history of the Burgess gang and their greatest crime.