You may know this case as the Heavenly Creatures murder....
The world we inhabit is an ever changing place, one lifetime can contain many lives if we’re lucky. This is the story of two women: rural riding instructor Hilary Nathan and internationally famous novelist, Anne Perry, who once lived as two completely different people. Anne grew up as a rich and fragile heiress named Juliette Hulme, and Hilary was a hard working, dark and quiet girl called Pauline Parker.
Apart these two are people you may not give a second thought about, you could pass them in a supermarket or on the train, but together they are the subject of the lurid and shocking Peter Jackson Film, Heavenly Creatures.
On the 22nd of June 1954, in the village of Christchurch New Zealand, Pauline and Juliet, as they were, did a terrible terrible thing. A thing so awful that even after their prison sentences were over, they were never allowed to see each other again.
This week we go through Pauline's diary entries to see what she had planned, and what in her mind, lead to this horrific act of violence
This website has every single available piece of info on this case that is currently available, it is vast. This link takes you directly to the section with a detailed transcription of Pauline's diaries. This is the easiest point from which to navigate and likely what you want to see anyway.