Pauline Parker

Pauline Yvonne Parker (born on 26 May 1938) is a woman from Christchurch, New Zealand who, together with her friend Juliet Hulme (now known as acclaimed fiction author Anne Perry), murdered her mother, Honora Rieper, on 22 June 1954. It is believed that the two girls killed Honora because Hulme and her father were leaving shortly for South Africa and, though Parker wanted to accompany them, her mother forbade it. According to their own accounts, Parker and Hulme were devoted friends who collaborated on a series of adventure novels which they hoped would be bought by a Hollywood studio and made into epic films. The girls' friendship was documented in detail by Parker in a series of diaries during her teenage years. The girls met in their early teens, when Hulme's family moved to Christchurch from England. They both attended Christchurch Girls' High School, then located in what became the Cranmer Centre. Both girls had suffered from debilitating illnesses as children — Parker from osteomyelitis, Hulme from tuberculosis — and they initially bonded over it. According to Parker's accounts, she and Hulme both romanticized the idea of being sick.

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May 26th, 1938


1. University of Auckland Colleges/University

The University of Auckland (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau) is a university located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the largest university in the country, and was ranked 82 worldwide in the 2011 QS World University Rankings. Established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand, the university is made up of eight faculties over six campuses, and has more than 39,000 students at April 2010.

Type Public university
24 Princes Street, Alfred Nathan House, 1142 - Auckland, Auckland Region
2012. 25,368
2012. 7,232
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2. Christchurch Girls' High School School

Christchurch Girls' High School in Christchurch, New Zealand, was established in 1877 and is the second oldest girls' secondary school in the country (Otago Girls' High School is older). Christchurch Girls' High School was established before Christchurch Boys' High School (1881). The first headmistress was Mrs. Georgiana Ingle.

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