Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, 1954
Parker and Hulme murder case(January 2011)
In this podcast Alison talks about the Parker and Hulme murder case from 1954, where the two teenage friends murdered Parker's mother.
"I'm going to be looking at the Parker and Hulme murder case of 1954, and the reason I'm going to be looking at that is because it's one of the first times that a discussion of lesbian relationships takes place in the New Zealand media, and it takes place in a very negative context of murder and of young girls out of control, and it has a big impact on how that generation of lesbians and their parents and their schools began to think about relationships between girls and women. Now, it's not the first time that lesbian relationships... read full transcript