In January 1900, sixteen-year-old Maggie Heffernan drowned her infant son in Melbourne's Yarra River. She was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. But Maggie’s case was especially pitiful and attracted some powerful advocates. In her case, mercy prevailed.
Maggie's story is part of the Wayward Women? exhibition at the Old Treasury Building.
Find out more about Maggie Heffernan in this free talk.
For further information, visit the Old Treasury Building's webpage about this event.
20 Spring St
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
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