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  • Mona Elizabeth Blades (1957 - 1975)
    The 18-year-old Mona Blades disappeared while hitchhiking from Hamilton to her parents home for Queen's Birthday weekend. Because it was a surprise visit, her disappearance wasn't noted or reported for...
  • Joan Rose Rattray (1929 - 1935)
    Murder of J. R. Rattray: When little Joan Rose Rattray, six years old, was murdered at Karamu Creek, Hastings, on the afternoon of 2 July 1935 on her way home from school, the entire district was up in...
  • John Finnegan (1853 - 1865)
    In September 1865 neighbours noticed that Ōtāhuhu woman Mary Finnegan and her three sons were missing. Finnegan’s son-in-law James Stack, who lived in the family home, said they had all gone to the Wes...
  • Benjamin Finnegan (1851 - 1865)
    In September 1865 neighbours noticed that Ōtāhuhu woman Mary Finnegan and her three sons were missing. Finnegan’s son-in-law James Stack, who lived in the family home, said they had all gone to the Wes...
  • James Finnegan (1849 - 1865)
    In September 1865 neighbours noticed that Ōtāhuhu woman Mary Finnegan and her three sons were missing. Finnegan’s son-in-law James Stack, who lived in the family home, said they had all gone to the Wes...

There is no sense to the killing of our children, and each case seems slightly different, but these children have been failed by us all. My heart broke while adding the over 300 profiles to this project with the knowledge that more would come, and that right now, somewhere in Aotearoa New Zealand, a child is being hurt and no one is hearing their cries - or someone is ignoring them. Text by Debbie McCauley (17 July 2021, updated 2022). Main project page: https://debbiemccauleyauthor.wordpress.com/biographies/new-zealands...

Image Credit: Yellow Kōwhai flowers in remembrance of New Zealand's murdered children. Credit: André Richard Chalmers, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Further Reading:

'At the heart of my being is the plight of women... And so that's my thing: it is only in working with the mothers that we will get to save the lives of these children' – Celia Lashlie (1953-2015)

  1. 1841 Brind, Eliza Isabella
  2. 1841 Roberton, Askina
  3. 1841 Roberton, William Gordon
  4. 1865 Finnegan, Benjamin
  5. 1865 Finnegan, James
  6. 1865 Finnegan, John
  7. 1872 Whitting, Carl
  8. 1872 Whitting, Frederick
  9. 1872 Whitting, John
  10. 1876 Woodgate, Baby Boy
  11. 1882 Milne, Ellen
  12. 1882 Milne, John Henry
  13. 1883 Veitch, Phoebe
  14. 1889 Dean, May Irene
  15. 1891 Clark, John
  16. 1891 Flanagan, Baby Boy
  17. 1892 Munro, George Duncan
  18. 1892 Munro, John Hugh
  19. 1892 Munro, Lilly Emma
  20. 1893 McKernon, Sydney
  21. 1893 Phelan, Willie
  22. 1893 Scoular, Cyril
  23. 1895 Carter, Dorothy Edith
  24. 1895 Hornsby, Eva
  25. 1907 Hobbs, Baby Boy
  26. 1908 Baxter, Basil Markham
  27. 1908 Baxter, John Colin
  28. 1908 Baxter, Phyllis
  29. 1908 Baxter, Ronald Forbes
  30. 1908 Baxter, Roy Reid
  31. 1917 Carrick, Donald Lewis
  32. 1922 Unnamed baby, victim of baby farmers Daniel and Martha Cooper
  33. 1922 Unnamed baby, victim of baby farmers Daniel and Martha Cooper
  34. 1922 Unnamed baby, victim of baby farmers Daniel and Martha Cooper
  35. 1923 McLean, Kelvin Maurice
  36. 1923 Stewart, Charles Alan
  37. 1929 Wright, Aileen Mary
  38. 1929 Wright, Alice Joyce
  39. 1929 Wright, Brian William Remnant
  40. 1929 Wright, Prudence Lola Catharine
  41. 1935 Rattray, Joan Rose
  42. 1972 Morris, Gillian Frances
  43. 1975 Blades, Mona Elizabeth
  44. 1976 Patient, Tracey Ann
  45. 1980 O'Reilly, Alicia May
  46. 1980 Turner, Megan Jennifer
  47. 1982 Turner, Cheney Louise
  48. 1983 Jensen, Kirsa Mary
  49. 1984 Tinnion, Michael Clark
  50. 1985 Attrill, Marc Bronson
  51. 1986 Damodran, Louisa Bina
  52. 1987 Cormack, Teresa Maida
  53. 1988 Dunn, Andrew
  54. 1988 Dunn, Tracey
  55. 1989 Cardno, Karla Josephine
  56. 1989 Harlen, Robert John Herbert
  57. 1990 Bryson, Rewa Ariki
  58. 1990 Holden, Jasmine Amber
  59. 1990 Percy, Dion Raymond Jack
  60. 1990 Wilson, Leo
  61. 1991 Reaney, Simon Anthony Brian
  62. 1991 Wales, Samantha Rei
  63. 1991 Witika, Delcelia Petrina
  64. 1992 Ali'iva'a, Agnes
  65. 1992 Cruickshank, Amber-Lee
  66. 1992 Curry, Sarah Jayne
  67. 1992 Ferguson, Phillip Michael Riki
  68. 1992 Manukau, Craig Henry James
  69. 1992 Masiasomua, Michael
  70. 1992 Popo, Nikau Sonny
  71. 1992 Ratima, Barney Rapana
  72. 1992 Ratima, Piripi Dion
  73. 1992 Ratima, Stacey Raymond
  74. 1992 Sands, Julie Michele
  75. 1992 Schlaepfer, Aaron Brian
  76. 1992 Tepu, Steven Mannie
  77. 1992 Vini, Cara Hazel
  78. 1993 Ashby, Jordan
  79. 1993 Ihaia, Renata David
  80. 1993 Kairau, Wayne Marshall
  81. 1993 Poli, Natalia Maria-Luisa
  82. 1993 Poli, Tiana Huriana
  83. 1993 Reid, Kompton Marshall Cruisin
  84. 1993 Tauwhare, John Ratu
  85. 1993 Thompson, Samantha Mere Kura Christine
  86. 1993 Wales, Emma Kate
  87. 1994 Aramakutu, Audreana Hinemataroa Chantle
  88. 1994 Bain, Arawa Mary
  89. 1994 Bain, Laniet Margaret
  90. 1994 Bain, Stephen Robin
  91. 1994 Bristol, Claudia Abby
  92. 1994 Bristol, Holly Alyse
  93. 1994 Bristol, Tiffany Anne
  94. 1994 Duggan, Glen Bo
  95. 1994 Gibson, Dane Farrell
  96. 1994 Hart, Nikita Bernice
  97. 1994 Peterson, Jillayne Le Edward
  98. 1994 Rikihana, Jeanette Multipola
  99. 1994 Summerfeldt, Sasha Sabrina Tabitha
  100. 1995 Apiti, Chanelle Ngahuia
  101. 1995 Harrington, Cory Augustine
  102. 1995 Takerei-Mahu, Veronika Maree
  103. 1995 Vercoe, Joseph Richard
  104. 1996 Grant, Chay Russell
  105. 1996 Grant, Robert Forbes
  106. 1996 Nixon, Sara May Ellen
  107. 1996 Watson, Victoria
  108. 1997 Chaney, Jamoure Moroni Maki Tuhou Ngarimu Schlwager
  109. 1997 Crosland, Tishena Valentine
  110. 1997 Crothall, Brittany Karen Lorraine
  111. 1997 Grey, Marcus Te Hira
  112. 1997 Kaur, Sapphire Jatinder
  113. 1997 Keats-Hammond, Shae Mattie
  114. 1997 Kokiri, Peti Taihuka Cherie
  115. 1997 Price-Bathe, Brie Jacmel
  116. 1997 Price-Bathe, Marco Brunn
  117. 1997 Rogers, Anaru Te Wheke Donny Te Moananui
  118. 1998 Bentley, Kirsty Marianne
  119. 1998 Dodunski, Nivek Frederick Louis
  120. 1998 Hope, Lisa Michelle
  121. 1998 Hope, Olivia
  122. 1998 McRoberts, Kelly Rae
  123. 1998 Perrin, Jayden Stephen
  124. 1998 Simmonds, Pirimai Stanley
  125. 1998 Tarawa, Jonelle Tangihaere
  126. 1999 Han, Christine Jee-Eun
  127. 1999 Han, Nicholas Sung-Min
  128. 1999 Manawatu-Wright, River Michael Wiremu
  129. 1999 Matekino, Walker Simon Pourini
  130. 1999 Matekino, Winiata Q
  131. 1999 Smith, Israel Te Rangitihi Edwin Te Apatu-Aporo
  132. 1999 Smith, Keziah Te Huia
  133. 1999 Whakaruru, James
  134. 1999 Whittington, Jeff Ryan
  135. 2000 Briggs, Jordan Haimoana
  136. 2000 Edmonds, Mereana Te Mana Motuhake
  137. 2000 Karatiana-Matiana, Hinewaoriki Rerenoa Merekara (Lilly-Bing)
  138. 2000 Leuta, Liotta
  139. 2000 Lundy, Amber Grace
  140. 2000 Matiu, Tangaroa
  141. 2000 Perkin, Alice Elizabeth
  142. 2000 Perkin, Cherie Christine
  143. 2000 Perkin, Maria Victoria
  144. 2001 Aplin, Saliel Jalessa
  145. 2001 Hingston, Dominique Frances
  146. 2001 Hingston, Nikkita
  147. 2001 Jetson, Olympia Marisa
  148. 2001 Marshall, Daniel John
  149. 2001 Mauri, Ryco Lance
  150. 2001 Maxwell, Jaelyn Ariki Ngatai
  151. 2001 Moorhead, Caleb Jan
  152. 2001 Schumann, Thomas Lance Darshay
  153. 2001 Wright, Levi John
  154. 2002 Apiti-Vaevae, Nagtuaine Shannen
  155. 2002 Davidson, Iris Kathleen
  156. 2002 Gordon, Brodie
  157. 2002 Gush, Kelly Paula
  158. 2002 Marks, Shontelle Renee
  159. 2002 St Michael, Valerie-Kalin Stasya
  160. 2002 Zeng, Wonder
  161. 2003 Burrows, Coral-Ellen
  162. 2003 Pokaia, Tamati Etu Matthew Patrick
  163. 2003 Ross-Lewis, Anahera Janine Te Aroha
  164. 2003 Tribble, Caleb Nathaniel
  165. 2003 Wano, Rocky Rangikotua Rawhiti
  166. 2004 Apera-Seve, Storm Melematisa Teana
  167. 2004 Clements-Matete, Mereana Wairakau Karoline Pounamu
  168. 2004 Fielding, Cameron Lea
  169. 2004 Fielding, Krystal Lea
  170. 2004 Harris, Kathleen Rebecca Antishar
  171. 2004 Harrison-Taylor, Gabriel Richard
  172. 2004 McRae, Molly Rose
  173. 2004 Mercer, Will David
  174. 2004 Niania, Raiden Heretinie
  175. 2004 O'Carroll, Ngamata Porotu
  176. 2004 O'Carroll, Te Hau Te Horo
  177. 2004 Wilson, Alyssa Amy Te Ataahua
  178. 2005 Abbott, Britney Angelique
  179. 2005 Morrissey, Aaliyah
  180. 2005 Ngahere, Tumanako Hemi
  181. 2005 Woodcock-Haddock, Sarah Rebekah
  182. 2006 Fletcher, Arwen Katarina
  183. 2006 Iosua, Tai
  184. 2006 Kahui, Christoper Arepa (twin)
  185. 2006 Kahui, Cru Omeka (twin)
  186. 2006 Kaumeafaiva, Manaola
  187. 2006 Little-Murphy, Alyssa Patricia
  188. 2006 Ngati, Ngatikaura
  189. 2006 Sale, Melissa
  190. 2006 Waru, Staranise Orangaiti Hinerangi
  191. 2007 Dhani, Sachin
  192. 2007 Flynn, Tyla-Maree Daryl
  193. 2007 Glassie, Nia Maria
  194. 2007 Kalim, Juwairiyah
  195. 2007 Makaza, Charlene Nyasha
  196. 2007 Petersen, Cheyenne
  197. 2007 Te Awa, Jyniah Mary
  198. 2007 Te Tua, Jhia Harmony
  199. 2008 Hapeta, John Xavier Andrew
  200. 2008 Mahomed, Tahani
  201. 2008 Mohamed, Tahani
  202. 2008 Osborne, Riley Justin
  203. 2008 Pailegutu, Duwayne Tietutaote
  204. 2008 Rimoni, Dylan Hohepa Tonga
  205. 2008 Truger, Konrad
  206. 2009 Flowers, Dominic James
  207. 2009 Lock-Tata, Jayrhis Ian Te Koha
  208. 2009 Matthews, Trent James
  209. 2009 McClutchie, Hail-Sage
  210. 2009 McKinnon, Kash Meshetti
  211. 2009 Mitchell-Stephens, Trae Blayde
  212. 2009 Papuni, Triston Jermaine
  213. 2009 Perigo-Check, Karl Richard Arc
  214. 2009 Petersen-Davis, Jacqui
  215. 2009 Tahuri-Wright, Cherishsiliala
  216. 2009 Tairoa-Wichman, Teegan Te Hua Tahi
  217. 2009 Waston, Ellah Synette
  218. 2009 Watson, Keira Jolie
  219. 2010 Ikamanu, Seini Unaloto Ki Pulou
  220. 2010 Koro-Baker, Sahara Jayde
  221. 2010 Sangha, Anna
  222. 2010 Taylor, Cezar Wairere
  223. 2011 Akau-ola, Baby Boy
  224. 2011 Bayliss, Jade Louise
  225. 2011 Edwards, Tahi Elvis
  226. 2011 Greenwood, Bryer Rose
  227. 2011 Lawrence, James Joseph Ruhe
  228. 2011 Matthews-Poumako, Kororia Calico Emerald Vick
  229. 2011 Miles, Hayden Peter
  230. 2011 Morehau-Clark, Brooklyn
  231. 2011 Morehau-Clark, Merepeka
  232. 2011 Reti, Mikara Ranui Jarius
  233. 2011 Schick, Harrison Francis
  234. 2011 Scott-Dennington, Serenity Jay
  235. 2011 Taura-Griffiths, Terepo
  236. 2012 Ayala, Dania Preciado
  237. 2012 Christensen, Antony Herewini
  238. 2012 Daleon, Bea Marguerita Barrica
  239. 2012 Lotonu'u-Lorigan, Leilani Mary-Jane
  240. 2012 Topia, Hinekawa (triplet)
  241. 2013 Stone, Reef Rippa
  242. 2013 Taylor-Matene, Atreyu
  243. 2013 Thompson-Hatley, Raynar-Lee Soljar
  244. 2013 Turany, Soul Mathew
  245. 2014 Ashworth, Honour Shamrock
  246. 2014 Livingstone, Bradley Victor Terry
  247. 2014 Livingstone, Ellen Mary Daisy
  248. 2014 Raroa, Milton Manihera Waikaaho
  249. 2014 Solomon, Aaliyah Isabella Betty Rawiri
  250. 2014 Stephens, Karlos (twin)
  251. 2014 Takiari, Cassius Waaka
  252. 2015 Chand, Aaliyah Ashlyn
  253. 2015 Fisher, Alexander Michael George
  254. 2015 Hutchison, Leith Allen
  255. 2015 Jayet-Cole, Leon Michael Le Fleming
  256. 2015 Kinraid, Esme Calire
  257. 2015 McSorley, Gracie-May
  258. 2015 Neil, Isaiah
  259. 2015 Rangitoheriri, Moko Sayviah
  260. 2015 Stokes, Ihaka Paora Braxton
  261. 2015 Watson, Maggie Renee
  262. 2015 Wereta, Matiu
  263. 2016 Daniels-Sanft, Amokura
  264. 2016 Richardson, Bella
  265. 2016 Skipper-Hira, Saphire Te Aroha
  266. 2016 Uddin, Richard Royal Arif Te Kakahi Winiata
  267. 2017 Miller, Ash David
  268. 2018 Pairama, Dimetrius Demise Ataahua Fakoya Toni
  269. 2018 Rush, Amber-Rose
  270. 2018 Thompson-Pene, Comfort Jay
  271. 2018 Unnamed three-month old Porirua baby girl.
  272. 2018 Unnamed South Korean 5-10 year old child - remains discovered in 2022 - concealed in suitcase at Safe Store Papatoetoe
  273. 2018 Unnamed South Korean 5-10 year old child - remains discovered in 2022 - concealed in suitcase at Safe Store Papatoetoe
  274. 2019 Ager, Nevaeh Jahkaya Whatukura
  275. 2019 Albertkiu-Makoare, Micheal John Junior Timarearokaikah
  276. 2019 Alhaj-Mustafa, Hamza Khaled
  277. 2019 Bell, Malcolm
  278. 2019 Carpenter, Hezekiah Hadrin
  279. 2019 Gardner, Sadie-Leigh
  280. 2019 Ibrahim, Aden Mucaad
  281. 2019 MacIntosh, Hunter Arthur
  282. 2019 Maraki, Hinetaeorangi
  283. 2019 Milne, Sayyad Ahmad
  284. 2019 Ngahere, Maree Kiwana-Makanihi Takuria-Mita
  285. 2019 Smith, Kalis Manaia
  286. 2019 Tarmizi, Mohammad Haziq Mohd
  287. 2019 White, CJ Bodhi
  288. 2020 Hemopo-Pickering, Poseidyn
  289. 2020 Samson-Dean, Thalia
  290. 2020 Sio, Ferro-James Tiopira
  291. 2020 Taueki-Jackson, Sofia
  292. 2021 Anahera (newborn baby found at Visy Recycling, in Onehunga)
  293. 2021 Dickason, Karla Dickason (twin)
  294. 2021 Dickason, Liané
  295. 2021 Dickason, Maya Dickason (twin)
  296. 2021 Drummond, Javarney Wayne
  297. 2021 Female - 16-year-old in McVilly Road, Manurewa - September 11 - Vikhil Krishna charged with murder.
  298. 2021 Fia, Arapera Moana Aroha
  299. 2021 Frost-Lawn, Regan
  300. 2021 Goodger, Andrew George
  301. 2021 Hill, Niko William
  302. 2021 McCarthy, Joseff Alan James
  303. 2021 Purukamu, Zion
  304. 2021 Roycroft, Phoenix Lee Cairo (7th May 2008 - 25th May 2021) - age 13, non-accidental fire, subject of a coronial inquiry
  305. 2021 Subecz, Malachi Rain - Te Puna
  306. 2021 Unnamed five-week old baby at Ruakākā, south of Whangarei, in November.
  307. 2021 Wallace, Jack
  308. 2021 Whitehead, Connor
  309. 2022 Unnamed baby, Ōtara, Auckland on May 23