This page last updated May 31 2005
May 31 2005
They said it wasn't a Satanic Ritual Abuse case
But somebody obviously thought it was going to be.
The photo below was found in a letter tray in Gay Davidson's office. It was
taken the day the Crèche was closed (September 3 1992)
It is a police photo. It was never
given to the defence. It was never shown to the court/jury. The photo has been in the custody of
Crown Law/Ministry of Justice and was obtained from them 18 months ago.
Working with Children Exposed
to Ritual Abuse
Click on photo for full size version
Photo September 3 1992
The page is an
"Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse"
by Daniel Ryder
enlargement showing that Annie Birmingham was the source of the document
written in blue:
"Borrowed from Annie Birmingham"
of "Working with Children Exposed to Ritual Abuse" by Daniel Ryder
as shown in the photo
format (280 kB)
format (33 kB)
Ryder's document makes extensive reference to Pamela Hudson and her book
"Ritual Child Abuse". and states it provides extensive details on
techniques for working with children who have been exposed to ritual abuse
Pamela Hudson -
"Ritual Child Abuse"
work was a particularly important source of "indicators" of satanic
stigmata. She was invited to Christchurch in 1993 by the Campbell Centre
(Presbyterian Support Services), whose Director in 1992 -- Rosemary Smart --
had written a damning report on the Civic Creche which assumed that Ellis was
guilty; this was a year before his trial.
Other reading material on the Satanic Ritual Abuse panic relating to the
Crèche case, providing further evidence of how SRA concerns affected the
Ellis investigations - This site - The NZ
Ritual Abuse Panic
- The Press - Skeptics predict Satan hunt
The group's head, Ms Vicki Hyde, said yesterday that after the visit to
Christchurch last week of an American satanic abuse expert, Ms Pamela Hudson,
social workers and parents would be hunting for "symptoms" of
satanic abuse. Ms Hudson's booklet, "Ritual Child Abuse", claims
nightmares, temper tantrums, and separation anxieties are symptoms of sexual
- The Press - Some Issues an inquiry could examine
by Professor Michael Hill - The satanic ritual abuse (SRA) scenario which
played such a central role in the police investigation was introduced to New
Zealand counsellors and therapists by American Pamela Klein in May 1990.
Klein was very much the evangelist. ……Pamela Klein was only the first in a
succession of true believers in the SRA scenario to be brought to New
Zealand. Others included Pamela Hudson — a Californian social worker who
wrote books and articles on SRA which has provided a "script" for
subsequent investigators and believers. She was invited to Christchurch by
the Campbell Centre in late 1993
- Dominion - I am not a guilty man
by Alan Samson - Reviews Professor Michael Hill's paper on Satanic abuse, and
the hysteria in New Zealand - including the influence of Michelle Smith
(1980); the McMartin case and Kee MacFarlane; (1980s); Roland Summit; David
Finkelhor; Astrid HEger; Pamela Klein and Pamela Hudson.