S2E01: The Murder of Honora Parker - Heavenly Creatures

Today’s story is not that of a romance per se, but about another special kind of relationship. The type of relationship some of us are lucky enough to have in our lives at least once - it’s the story of best friends. It’s also a story about testing the bounds of friendship. How far would you go for a friend? At what price? What would you do when the world is conspiring against your unique and inexplicable bond?


Pauline Parker, Juliet Hulme, and he murder of Honora Parker.


Writer: Gemma Harris 


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BOOKS

Graham, P. (2011). So Brilliantly Clever. Awa Press.

ARTICLES 

The Press, 20 Sep 1994. ‘Hulme describes teenage plot to kill friends mother’.

Press Weekend, 6 Aug 1994. ‘Solved: Hulme’s greatest secret’.

Press Weekend, 5 Oct 1991. ‘Murder without remorse’. 

Star-Sun, 2 Sep 1954. ‘Girl murderers’ sentence - decision on place of detention’. 

Star-Sun, 1 Sep 1954. ‘Girl murderers sentence’. 

Star-Sun, 31 Aug 1954. ‘Detention of murderesses is problem’. 

Star-Sun, 30 Aug 1954. ‘Ministers to decide future of murderesses’ and ‘Teenagers sentenced to detention for murder’.

The Press, 30 Aug 1954, ‘Girls guilty of murder’. 

Star-Sun, 28 Aug 1954. ‘Closing stages of teenagers’ murder trial’ and ‘Murder trial: Symptoms enumerated’.

The Press, 28 Aug 1954. ‘Murder charge. Hearing of evidence completed. Addresses to jury today’.

Star-Sun, 27 Aug 1954. ‘Crown rebuts opinions about girls’ insanity’ and ‘Murder trial’.

Star-Sun, 24 Aug 1954. ‘Murder trial - Mother cross-examined’ and ‘Supreme Court Trial - Witnesses tell of finding body’.

Star-Sun, 23 Aug 1954. ‘Two teenagers face charge of killing woman’, ‘Discovery of body described’, ‘Court told about families’,‘Called to Park’, and ‘Had operations’. 

Clarkson, N. 17 June 1989. ‘Separation threat trigger for a brick attack’, The Press. 

WEBSITES 

http://www.adamabrams.com/hc/faq2/Section_7/7.2.html 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker%E2%80%93Hulme_murder_case 

https://web.archive.org/web/20070901015408/http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/famous/parker_hulme/index.html

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/people/pauline-parker 

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/heavenly-creatures-pauline-parker-and-juliet-hulme-are-found-guilty-of-murder

https://web.archive.org/web/20071019040936/http://www.anneperry.net/3.html 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10371147 

https://web.archive.org/web/20060721114131/http://www.domusaurea.org/borovnia/hilary.html

https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10092/1938/thesis_fulltext.pdf;jsessionid=394241F76ECC03AB3A6A7D02B0538A34?sequence=1

http://www.pridenz.com/queer_history_parker_hulme_murder.html 

http://www.crime.co.nz/c-files.aspx?ID=18 

https://www.ilamhomestead.co.nz/home 

https://teara.govt.nz/en/1966/trials-notable/page-17 

http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Heritage/Digitised/ParkerHulme/Page24.asp 


PODCASTS


One More Crime, The Case of Pauline Parker & Juliet Hulme. 25 Feb 2018.


Crimelines, Parker Hulme Murder. 15 Jan 2018.


Nothing Rhymes With Murder, The Parker-Hulme Case. 13 Sep 2017.


Ladykillers, Parker - Hulme Murder. 18 Mar 2017.

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