Dennis Bros has an interesting Parker-Hulme murder connection:
By 1936, Honora Parker and Herbert Rieper had moved to Christchurch, NZ, living as husband and wife on Mathesons Road in the Phillipstown area of the city, described as “industrial” by Glamuzina and Laurie, but in many respects it seems to have become Honora and Herbert’s ‘neighbourhood’. Mathesons Road lies outside the eastern border of the old town, a couple of blocks north of Lancaster Park and the railway tracks. Hereford St, where Herbert Rieper managed Dennis Brothers’ Fish Supply, was two blocks to the north. (Heavenly Creatures)
Honora was murdered by Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme on 22 June 1954.
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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.