The Parker - Hulme Murder and Heavenly Creatures.

A DigitalNZ Story by Donna Robertson

Pauline Parker, 16, and Juliet Hulme, 15, were found guilty of killing Pauline's mother Honora Mary Parker with a brick in a sock. The murder took place on 22 June 1954. The jury rejected a plea by the defence that the girls were not guilty on the grounds of insanity. View digitised content from Christchurch newspapers at the time of the trial and articles written since. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Heritage/Digitised/ParkerHulme/ The movie about the murder - Heavenly creatures - was released in 1994.

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Honorah Mary Parker

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Statement from Agnes Ritchie Regarding Parker Hulme Murder

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Mrs Parker

Radio New Zealand

The search for Anne Perry

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Peter Graham

Radio New Zealand

Parker-Hulme murder in Christchurch

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Heavenly Creatures

NZ On Screen

TRIALS, NOTABLE: Schoolgirl Murderesses, 1954

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage