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Andrea Pickett 13a - Summary

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Andrea Pickett

Andrea Pickett was a Noongar woman and mother of thirteen from Perth who had taken out multiple Violence Restraining Orders against her estranged husband. After he was released from prison on parole, these orders did nothing to deter him from finding Andrea and killing her,  while she was seeking refuge at her cousin’s house. One of her young daughters was in the house and witnessed the killing.

Andrea had repeatedly sought assistance from WA Police and Crisis Care, including just days before her murder. They failed to keep her safe. The case of Andrea Pickett marks a rallying point for Noongar women’s activism against violence in Perth. 


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