Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

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Obscura: A True Crime Podcast is a podcast about shining a spotlight on the darker things in life. It's a podcast that takes a narrative approach to covering true stories. We cover murders, mysteries, missing persons, and more. We cover terrible acts in unflinching detail. Listener discretion is advised.

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Last updated on July 05, 2020, 11:00 am


S2E01: The Murder of Honora Parker - Heavenly Creatures

June 12, 2019 • 74m

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 HarrisSupport us:https://www.patreon.com/obscuracrimepodcastSupport our advertisers:https://www.simplecontacts.com/obscura20https://molekule.com+Use checkout code: ObscuraSources:BOOKSGraham, P. (2011). So Brilliantly Clever. Awa Press.ARTICLESThe 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.WEBSITEShttp://www.adamabrams.com/hc/faq2/Section_7/7.2.htmlhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker%E2%80%93Hulme_murder_casehttps://web.archive.org/web/20070901015408/http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/famous/parker_hulme/index.htmlhttps://nzhistory.govt.nz/people/pauline-parkerhttps://nzhistory.govt.nz/heavenly-creatures-pauline-parker-and-juliet-hulme-are-found-guilty-of-murderhttps://web.archive.org/web/20071019040936/http://www.anneperry.net/3.htmlhttps://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10371147acast.com/privacy