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19-March-2018
19-March-2018

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
The plaque commemorates Kim Meredith who was murdered in 1996.

Kim Meredith was aged 19 years and two months when she was savagely murdered by Graham Edward Mailes in central Albury as she walked to a licensed venue intending to meet friends on March 23, 1996. Mailes, an itinerant from the Forbes region who was subsequently found to have intellectual disabilities, did not know Ms Meredith.

Her murder was brutal with two deep cuts from a knife to her throat which nearly decapitated her. Mailes then undressed her except for her white socks. After dragging her around a car park near a business at the corner of Swift and Macauley streets, he left her on display against an office back door where she was found by a security guard on an evening patrol.

Four days later, Mailes was charged with murder and both the foyer in Albury Court and the court room were packed for his first appearance. Then followed an on-going saga of court proceedings which had a significant emotional toll on Ms Meredith's family - mother June, father Bob and brother Graeme.

Mailes was eventually found responsible for her death on April 24, 2003, which was seven years and one month after her death. On August 1 the same year, Mailes was sentenced to a limiting term of 25 years.

Location

Address:Dean Street, QE2 Square, Albury, 2640
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.080091
Long: 146.917257
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime

Dedication

Front Inscription

KIM MEREDITH 1977 - 1996

The short blond hair, the small shy smile
She wouldn`t talk much but after a while
She`d relax a bit, her good nature broke through
I didn`t know her well, but you didn`t have to

But they took her away, they had no idea
The joy she could bring to those she held dear
Didn't they have anything better to do
I didn`t know her well, but you didn`t have to

And the townsfolk they met, and shouted and raged
And the anger went on, four hours, then days
But let`s not forget Kimmie, whatever we do
I didn`t know her well, but you didn`t have to

This plaque was erected in memory of Kim by the residents of the City of Albury

 

Source: MA
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