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    Default Murder on the NEW ZEALAND STAR

    Sometime in 1965 there was a member of the catering department murdered on the New Zealand Star. A Scotland Yard Detective was flown out to investigate, he was found dead in bed.
    Does anyone know the details of this case ??
    Roy Derham of the VINDICATRIX ASSOCIATION, ASKED ME ABOUT IT for the next magazine.
    I sailed on the NZ STAR in 1953 to 54, My mate Ken Hignett was drowned that trip. I wrote about the voyage in SEAFARING Stories thread.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Default "New Zealand Star".

    No joy as yet, will keep looking !

    Just to confirm, I guess we look at Blue Star and at "New Zealand Star" 2 ?

    LINKS: New Zealand Star 1

    New Zealand Star 2 / Wellington Star 3

    New Zealand Star 3

    K.

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    there was a murder on one of the castle boats as well, apparently this girl stowed away in capetown and she was pushed through a porthole, think they said she was drunk. Im not thinking of Gay Gibson, she was murdered about 10 years before. Could have been an intermediate boat too, not sure. I did read about it in the papers. anyone remember?

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    Hi KEITH, IT WAS NEW ZEALAND STAR 1, that was involved and the year was 1965.
    I have searched all over google but to no avail.
    Cheers
    Brian.

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    Only reference I can find is this one HERE

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    Default Thanks Tony:

    I had exhausted much, signed in to say will try further tommorow, cannot thank Tony enough for this, can anyone else aid further ?

    K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by english margaret View Post
    there was a murder on one of the castle boats as well, apparently this girl stowed away in capetown and she was pushed through a porthole, think they said she was drunk. Im not thinking of Gay Gibson, she was murdered about 10 years before. Could have been an intermediate boat too, not sure. I did read about it in the papers. anyone remember?
    I have a vuage recolection of the story and think it was on the Kenya Castle.
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    There was a murder of a passenger, Actress Gay Gibson on the Durban Castle, Steward James Camb was charged, he was accused of strangling her and oushing her body through the port. He served 11 years in gaol, very lucky man, the death penalty had been suspended by Parliament while it was being discussed. later re introduced.
    He was later after release accused of molesting young girls and died in prison.
    Gay Gibson and James Camb.below.
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    , Any one got any info on the `NZ STAR` yet PLEASE????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
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    Any one got any info on the `NZ STAR` yet PLEASE????

    This one seems to be a bit of a hidden mystery.

    I can only suggest you try this site. THEBILL LAXON MARITIME LIBRARY ,and send them an on-line preliminary enquiry about the case as suggested in the text.
    Library & Archives queries
    "To ask our Librarian a question or request information, please complete an online enquiry and we’ll be in contact with you shortly. Research fees apply.

    Alternatively, you can contact the Librarian directly:
    Tel: 09 373 0810
    Email: marleene@maritimemuseum.co.nz "



    I must warn you though that they hint that a fee may be charged... aargh ! no,no Brian put that bottle down!...Maybe you have a few NZ$ left over from your cruise?Skint.gif

    Gulliver rofl.gif



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    Default New scotland yard:

    Thoughts are to contact the Met Police ? are you certain that Scotland yard detectives were involved ? Would be willing to try, lest you would prefer to go down that road yourself ?

    GENERAL ENQURIES LINK: https://secure.met.police.uk/enquiries/

    LINK: Metropolitan Police Service - History - Crime Museum

    Intrigued K.

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