Case 23: The Aramoana Massacre (PART II)

ARAMOANA, OTAGO. 1990 was a special year for the citizens of New Zealand. It was Aotearoa’s sesquicentenary, NZ’s 150th year and local governments had put on events and activities to celebrate the occasion. By the 13th of November 1990, the Sesqui celebrations were wrapping up and many of the Aramoana residents were in the nearby town of Port Chalmers enjoying what remained of the Sesqui.

Those who remained in the tiny seaside village of Aramoana on the 13th of November were not prepared for what was to unfold. No one could have predicted that such a lovely, warm Spring day would become Aramoana’s darkest day, the day David Gray went on his rampage, the day of the dawn of ‘The Aramoana Massacre’.

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Hosted by Jessica Rust

Written and edited by Sirius Rust

Music sourced from:

Divider Line
https://archive.org/details/divider-lines-music-for-films

“Percussion Hits from Filtered Noise”, “Sorry, I Meant to Say That You Are Eating A Cheeseburger”, “I Can No Longer Hear the Song of the Birds”, “Synth Sequence and Vocal Pad”

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
https://filmmusic.io/
“Day of Chaos”, “Evening of Chaos”, “Symmetry”, “Night Break”

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
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SOURCES

Books
Bill O’Brien, Aramoana: Twenty-Two Hours of Terror, 1991

Audio
RNZ, Crimes NZ: The Aramoana Massacre, https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018762443/crimes-nz-the-aramoana-massacre

Films
Dir. Robert Sarkies, Out of the Blue, 2006

Video
Youtube, Aramoana Tragedy News Reports – 1990, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOfxZ14yQ8k&ab_channel=nh6central
TVNZ, Back in the Day: David Gray kills 13 people in Aramoana massacre, https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/back-in-the-day-david-gray-kills-13-people-aramoana-massacre

Articles
Wikipedia, Stewart Guthrie, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Guthrie
NZ History, David Gray kills 13 at Aramoana, https://nzhistory.govt.nz/david-gray-kills-13-aramoana
NZ Herald, NZ memories: Thirteen killed in Aramoana massacre, https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10831910
NZ Herald, Recreating the tragedy of Aramoana, https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10369077
Wikipedia, Aramoana, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aramoana
Wikipedia, Aramoana Massacre, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aramoana_massacre
Wikipedia, Port Chalmers, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Chalmers
Otago Daily Times, Aramoana: pathway to the sea, https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/travel/aramoana-pathway-sea
NZ Places, Aramoana, https://nzplaces.nz/place/aramoana
Aramoana Massacre, Aramoana Massacre,1990., https://aramoanmassacre.weebly.com/
Aramoana Massacre, Causes of the Aramoana Massacre,1990., https://aramoanmassacre.weebly.com/causes-of-the-aramoana-massacre.html
Murderpedia, David Malcolm GRAY, https://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/gray-david.htm
Stuff.co.nz, Flashback: The Aramoana massacre, https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/63230292/flashback-the-aramoana-massacre
Crime.co.nz, The Aramoana Massacre, http://www.crime.co.nz/c-files.aspx?ID=7
Otago Daily Times, 1990: Massacre leaves nation in shock, https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/1990-massacre-leaves-nation-shock
Stuff.co.nz, Aramoana massacre cop and young survivor wed – 27 years on, https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/106551953/aramoana-cop-and-survivor-wed
The Gazette: 17 February 1992, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52837/supplement/2783

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