#50 – Man Murders Woman 2016

In Memory Man Murders Woman 2016

Continuing the horror spate of fatal male violence against women, a fifth woman has been killed by known or presumed male violence in a ten day period, the fourth in a single week.

Garry Paul Hudson, 55,  was been charged with the murder of  Delanne Zingle. Ms Zingle and the rest of the Kowanyama community were gathered to mourn the death of Mr Hudson’s partner on 7 October 2016.

It is alleged that Mr Hudson, who had been in conflict with his partner’s family over her cancer treatment before her death, drove deliberately into the house. Sources report that Ms Zingle pleaded with the accused not to drive into the house.

Ms Zingle, 48, was killed and 26 others were injured, some critically, in the crash and subsequent collapse of the house. 14 of the injured mourners were transported out of the small community for treatment in Cairns and Townsville.
We extend our deepest condolences to Ms Zingle’s family and friends, and the entire Kowanyama community.


The summary of women killed in 2016 listed by sex of known or presumed perpetrator is located here. Unsolved cases of the death or disappearance of women are also listed on this page.

At the time of posting, 92% of the alleged killers of women in Australia in 2016 were male (56 of the total 61 alleged perpetrators), with 12 missing or dead women on the watch list. 94% of women were killed, where known, by male perpetrators.

The count of women killed by known or suspected male violence in a Australia is jointly undertaken by Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia.

We report the deaths of women as accurately as possible, updating these records as we are able to. If we have misreported any facts of this case, please contact us. We do not wish to affect any future court actions and will not intentionally publish posts or comments which do this.

Please bear in mind cultural sensitivities when sharing these reports. Where it is not culturally or legally appropriate to do so, we will not report the victim’s name.

If you have any additional information about women killed by male violence in Australia in 2016, please email us at wimms@womenshoutoutaustralia.com or via the facebook pages of Reclaim the Night Perth or Women Shout Out Australia.

Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia

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