Wednesday, March 14, 2007
It must be time that this woman with a seventies beehive was dug up. But who knows where she is? She was presumably murdered back in 1975 by those associated with property developers who had grand, and I am sure very lucrative, architectural plans for Victoria Street in Kings Cross/Potts Point. I wrote a bit about her back when we were last in Sydney in early 2006.
Son of now dead Sydney 'colourful 'Cross identity, Abe Saffron', reckons it was one of his father's close business associates who did the final deed.
Perhaps her body went into the foundations of a property development, the third runway at Sydney airport, somewhere in the country near a main road, or as the latest suggests, Sydney Harbour.
Anyone my age and older would have a recollection of how corrupt Sydney was when New South Wales was under the rule of State Premier Sir Robert Askin. I might be sued if I suggested it was also very corrupt under the rule of Nifty Nev, Premier Neville Wran and as he is still alive, I won't. [note, verify Wran is still alive and did he and Jill separate?]
Juanita was against the re-development of Victoria Street in Kings Cross and Potts Point, the street where she lived. She led a campaign against the developers and brutal vested interests murdered her. Many of those who were involved or were witnesses or people of interest are now dead and more will die in the near future.
Before too many more of those who involved or may have been witnesses die, it must be time for some modern police investigative tecniques and forensics to be brought into play, perhaps under the authority of a Royal Commission.
Her death had been a concern of mine since I saw a tv show about her demise many years ago. After visiting Victoria Street and liking it rather a lot, it was well worth defending. It is a lovely and interesting street.
Of course she was a rich bitch, an heir to the Mark Foys deparment stores and and so could indulge herself in her protest movement, but she was also an interesting person in her own right.
This link is good ten minute read but well worth it if you want to understand more and what Sydney was like in the seventies and even eighties and of course about her. Our ABC did a bit on it in 2004. Put her name into google and there is plenty of stuff about her, including this
which will give you more on her background.
Yep, a full and proper inquiry is needed and some people, including cops, the rich and policians need to be held to account.