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 Christine Mary Sharrock

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Christine Mary Sharrock

  • Birth 5 Oct 1949 New South Wales, Australia
  • Death 11 Jan 1965 Cronulla, Sutherland Shire, New South Wales, Australia
  • Burial Liverpool, Liverpool City, New South Wales, Australia
  • Plot Section Graves, Area Select, Block O, Grave 128
  • Memorial ID 70764870

Murder Victim. On the morning of January 11, 1965 Christine, aged 15 years and her friend and neighbour, Marianne Schmidt also aged 15 years and Marianne's four younger siblings visited Cronulla beach. The beach was closed as it was very windy so the group walked down to the southern end of the beach and sheltered among the rocks. Around 1pm the group decided to take a walk into the sandhills behind Wanda Beach. They stopped to shelter behind a sandhill about 400 metres from the Surf Club because the younger children were complaining about the weather conditions. Marianne and Christine left the younger children saying they were going back to the rocky area at the south end of the beach to collect their bags and that they would return to fetch the children and head home. However, the girls continued into the sandhills and when Marianne's younger brother told them they were going the wrong way the girls laughed and continued walking in the direction of the sandhills. The Schmidt children waited until 5pm for the girls and as they did not return they then went to collect their bags and returned home. Marianne & Christine were reported missing at 8.30pm. The girls' bodies were discovered the next day by a local taking a walk through the Wanda Beach sandhills. A large police investigation failed to identify the killer. The brutal nature of the slayings and the fact that the twin killings occured on a deserted, windswept beach brought publicity to the case. It remains one of the most infamous unsolved Australian murder cases of the 1960's.

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  • Added: 3 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70764870
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christine Mary Sharrock (5 Oct 1949–11 Jan 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70764870, citing Liverpool Cemetery and Crematorium, Liverpool, Liverpool City, New South Wales, Australia ; Maintained by nettlyne (contributor 47486944) .