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Tarring and feathering was a bizarre form of public humiliation unknown in New Zealand until an incident in Lower Hutt in 1885. It became the talk of the town as it involved a romantic rivalry between a prominent local businessman and a member of the Legislative Council. The firebrand editor of The Evening Post, Edward Gillon, was summoned to court to reveal the information he'd obtained on the case but he refused to out his sources, a line he maintained all the way to the Supreme Court. For better or worse, tarring and feathering has fallen out of favour but Gillon's pioneering stand for journalistic ethics still reverberates.

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Tar & Feather

Style

Sweet Stout

ABV

5.8%

Tarring and feathering was a bizarre form of public humiliation unknown in New Zealand until an incident in Lower Hutt in 1885. It became the talk of the town as it involved a romantic rivalry between a prominent local businessman and a member of the Legislative Council. The firebrand editor of The Evening Post, Edward Gillon, was summoned to court to reveal the information he'd obtained on the case but he refused to out his sources, a line he maintained all the way to the Supreme Court. For better or worse, tarring and feathering has fallen out of favour but Gillon's pioneering stand for journalistic ethics still reverberates.