The Stan Graham Murders (1977)
Originally aired on Jack Perkins Retrospective, Thursday 15 January 2009
Scene outside Graham's house at Koiterangi, 12 miles from Hokitika, where the Police Force and a large number of Home Guards and civilians are engaged in one of the most extensive man-hunts in the criminal history of New Zealand, The hunt follows the shooting by Stanley Graham, farmer, of a police sergeant, constables, and civilians, as a result of which six are dead and one wounded. Inset, mudguard of the late Mr. Coulson's car, damaged by rifle fire when standing in front of Graham's house. Photo from the Evening Post, 13 October 1941. Alexander Turnbull Library.
The Stan Graham Murders programme was compiled in 1977 from official sources combined with eye-witness accounts, some previously untapped.
This is a graphic reconstruction of New Zealand's most famous manhunt, in 1941.
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Photo: Stanley Graham. (Evening Post, 13 October 1941). Alexander Turnbull Library.