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. During their friendship, the girls  ( Wikipedia article )


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Christchurch Girls' High School
University of Auckland

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