15 Jan 2009

The Stan Graham Murders (1977)

From Jack Perkins - a retrospective, 10:30 pm on 15 January 2009

Scene outside Stan Graham s house at Koiterangi Evening Post October Alexander Turnbull Library

Scene outside Graham's house at Koiterangi, 12 miles from Hokitika, where the Police Force and a large number of Home Guards and civilians are engaged in one of the most extensive man-hunts in the criminal history of New Zealand, The hunt follows the shooting by Stanley Graham, farmer, of a police sergeant, constables, and civilians, as a result of which six are dead and one wounded. Inset, mudguard of the late Mr. Coulson's car, damaged by rifle fire when standing in front of Graham's house. Photo from the Evening Post, 13 October 1941. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Stanley Graham Evening Post October Alexander Turnbull LibraryThe Stan Graham Murders programme was compiled in 1977 from official sources combined with eye-witness accounts, some previously untapped.

This is a graphic reconstruction of New Zealand's most famous manhunt, in 1941.

Find out more about the Stan Graham Murders on Te Ara

Photo: Stanley Graham. (Evening Post, 13 October 1941). Alexander Turnbull Library.

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