8 Oct 2020

Crimes NZ: The Parker-Hulme murder case

From Afternoons, 2:30 pm on 8 October 2020

On June 22,1954, Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker went for tea and a walk at Victoria Park in Christchurch's Port Hills with Pauline's mother, Honorah Parker. It was there that the teenage girls brutally killed Pauline's mother who they both believed stood in the way of their blossoming relationship. In 2011, True crime writer Peter Graham wrote a book about the case called So Brilliantly Clever and he talks to Jesse today about the crime that shocked the country.

Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, 1954.

Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, 1954. Photo: Christchurch City Libraries / Star-Sun