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New Zealand Mass Murders: Aramoana Massacre (13 November 1990)

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  • Victor James Crimp, QSM, QGM (1918 - 1990)
    Gray then entered the home of Tim Jamieson, killing him and another elderly local, former Green Island mayor Vic Crimp. Source: also:
  • Steven Patrick (Steve) Vaughan
    Detective Steven Patrick Vaughan, better known as Steve, is a New Zealand police officer and survivor of the Aramoana massacre that occurred on 13 Novmeber 1990. He was wounded during the showdown betw...
  • Chiquita Danielle Vaughan
    Chiquita Holden is a New Zealand survivor of the Aramoana massace which occurred on 13 November 1990 when she was 9 years old. Chiquita and her sister, Jasmine and friend Rewa Bryson (their father, Gar...
  • Stacey Percy
    Stacey Percy is a New Zealand survivor of the Aramoana massacre which occurred on 13 November 1990. She was three at the time. Perpetrator, David Gray shot at the utility vehicle that she was in with h...
  • Eva Helen Dickson (1919 - 2007)
    Eva Helen Dickson , better known as Helen , was a New Zealand survivor of the Aramoana massacre which occurred on 13 November 1990. She was awarded the George Medal for Bravery and became the first New...

On 13 November 1990 David Gray killed 13 people, including a police sergeant, following an argument with a neighbour at the tiny Otago beach settlement of Aramoana. At the time this was New Zealand’s largest mass murder. Gray was shot dead the next day by police officers.

The 13 killed:

  1. Rewa Ariki Bryson, 11 (Julie Bryson's adopted daughter)
  2. Simon Christopher Cole, 'Chris' 62
  3. Victor James Crimp, 'Vic' 71
  4. James Alexander Dickson, 'Jim' 45
  5. Sgt. Stewart Graeme Guthrie 'Stu', 41 (Port Chalmers police officer)
  6. Garry John Holden, 38
  7. Jasmine Amber Holden, 11 (daughter of Garry Holden)
  8. Magnus Jamieson, 'Tim' 69
  9. Ross James Percy, 42
  10. Vanessa Grace Percy, 26 (wife of Ross Percy)
  11. Dion Raymond Jack Percy, 6 (son of Ross and Vanessa Percy)
  12. Aleki Tali, 41
  13. Leo Wilson, 6

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