Neville Wran’s daughter Harriet Wran charged with murder over

Only the very best legal defence for this girl I’m guessing. Cops better make sure its watertight…The Wran family have briefed prominent barrister Winston Terracini SC to act on Ms Wran’s behalf. Stay away from drugs people

Thu 14 Aug 2014, 7:04am

Redfern stabbing

Photo: Paramedics with a stretcher at the scene of the killing in Redfern on Sunday night. (ABC News)

The daughter of former New South Wales premier Neville Wran has been charged with murder over a stabbing death in the inner Sydney suburb of Redfern.

Harriet Wran, 26, was arrested along with Michael Lee, 35, in Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon.

Overnight, both were charged with murder, attempted murder and aggravated break and enter.

They will face court today accused of killing Daniel McNaulty, 48, who was stabbed to death on Sunday outside a public housing block in Redfern.

Police said the arrests were made after a red hatchback was found in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo.

On Tuesday night, Lloyd Haines, 28, was also charged with murder over the stabbing.

A 42-year-old man who was critically injured in the attack remains in a stable condition in St Vincent’s Hospital.

Mr Wran, who led NSW from May 1976 to July 1986, died in April.

Harriet Wran is the second youngest of the former premier’s five children.

Neville Wran’s daughter Harriet charged with murder over Redfern stabbing death of Daniel McNulty

THE daughter of former premier Neville Wran was last night charged with murder over the stabbing death of a man at a Redfern unit block.

Harriet Wran, the youngest daughter of the former Labor state leader, who died at the age of 87 on April 20, was yesterday confirmed by police as a person of interest in the murder of 48-year-old Daniel McNulty and the stabbing of another man, Brett Fitzgerald.

She was charged early this morning with murder, attempted murder and aggravated break and enter.

She will appear in Liverpool Local Court today.

The Wran family have briefed prominent barrister Winston Terracini SC to act on Ms Wran’s behalf.

Wran daughter quizzed over murder

Murdered… Daniel McNulty. Source: DailyTelegraph




Fronting media this morning, Mr Terracini said bail would not be applied for.

“We are not going to make a bail application tomorrow,” Mr Terracini said.

“It will be a five minute job, we turn up, bail will be refused, won’t be applied for.”

The former University of Sydney student, and goddaughter of Kerry Packer, handed herself into Cabramatta Police Station just after 5pm, along with a 30-year-old man, Michael Lee, who was also wanted for questioning.

Lee was also charged with murder, attempted murder and aggravated break and enter, and will appear at Liverpool Local Court today.

Neville Wran with his children Harriet (8) and Hugo (5) in 1996.

Neville Wran with his children Harriet (8) and Hugo (5) in 1996. Source: News Corp Australia

The shock twist came just hours after 29-year-old Lloyd Edward Haines yesterday faced Parramatta Local Court for the murder of Mr McNulty on Sunday night.

Senior police sources confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that Wran, 26, and a 30-year- old man of Asian appearance were wanted in connection with the double stabbing at the Walker St unit block.

In a statement announcing Haines’ arrest, police said they were looking for a man and woman also believed to be inside the apartment at the time.

Hugo Wran, Jill Wran and Harriet Wran at Neville Wran’s funeral / Picture: Craig Greenhil

Hugo Wran, Jill Wran and Harriet Wran at Neville Wran’s funeral / Picture: Craig Greenhill Source: News Corp Australia

McNulty died at the scene shortly after paramedics were called about 7.45pm, while Mr Fitzergerald was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital with multiple stab wounds. His condition is stable.

Wran was wearing jeans and a blue shirt at the time of the arrest, and had her brown hair worn up, police say.

Harriet Wran’s brother Hugo leaves the Wran family home in Potts Point last night / Pictu

Harriet Wran’s brother Hugo leaves the Wran family home in Potts Point last night / Picture: Rohan Kelly Source: News Corp Australia

Detectives yesterday went to the family home in Woollahra in search of Wran, but neither Harriet or her mother Jill, Mr Wran’s wife of more than 30 years, were home, leaving the youngest child Hugo, 23, to try to contact his family.

“I’ve been informed, that’s all, sorry I can’t answer any questions,” he told The Daily Telegraph last night.

Neville Wran with wife Jill and baby Harriet in 1988 / Picture: Rob Drew

Neville Wran with wife Jill and baby Harriet in 1988 / Picture: Rob Drew Source: News Corp Australia



Jill Wran was last night ­organising to return to Sydney from Brisbane to support her daughter.

Harriet and her younger brother Hugo, the youngest of Mr Wran’s four children, read poems during a state memorial service for their father, who died aged 87 after a long struggle with dementia.



The window of Daniel McNaulty’s apartment / Picture: Richard Dobson

The window of Daniel McNulty’s apartment / Picture: Richard Dobson Source: News Corp Australia

The siblings sat side by side in the front row of the Sydney Town Hall for the service for their father, who served as NSW premier from 1976 to 1986. Harriet read a Shakespearean sonnet at the ­funeral, following speeches from former prime minister Paul Keating and Bob Carr.

Haines, who handed himself into police, did not appear in the dock of Parramatta Local Court and his bail was formally refused on charges of murder, attempted murder and aggravated break and enter.

His case returns to Parramatta Court on October 9.

Harriet Wran, daughter of the late former premier Neville / Picture: Facebook

Harriet Wran, daughter of the late former premier Neville / Picture: Facebook Source: Facebook

Police at the scene of the stabbing in Redfern on Sunday night / Picture: Bill Hearne

Police at the scene of the stabbing in Redfern on Sunday night / Picture: Bill Hearne Source: News Corp Australia


13 thoughts on “Neville Wran’s daughter Harriet Wran charged with murder over

  1. how did that old bastard Wran get to leave a 40 million dollar fortune?
    The old boys network, no doubt ,.
    The vile Kerry Packer as her godfather.
    Absolutely disgusting.

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    • Also remember the allegations raised by the media in the 1980’s of the late Kerry Packer (& his mate Singo), were involved in a money-laundering drugs front. As the old French saying goes, “behind every fortune, there’s a great crime.” It’s only in the “Anglo-Saxon” world (that Tony Abbott loves so much), that “mammon” & “money worship” is taken so seriously. I live in Melbourne’s Inner South (which includes St Kilda & Caulfield) & you should see all of the rich kids(many of them Jewish too) who are on hard drugs now! Even the late Chopper Read (Chopper lived in Collingwood, near Camberwell & Kew) said the young rich kids from Melbourne’s so-called ‘posh’ Eastern suburbs like Camberwell & Balwyn are practically all on hard drugs, as they can also afford it! Remember what happened to Richard Buttrose? 10 years for Cocaine dealing? He was Ita Buttrose’s nephew. Ita Buttrose worked for Kerry Packer. Kerry Packer also had a crush on Ita one stage too.


  2. N.S.W. was and still is the Corruption State, $ 40.000.000. fortune, another pollie Premier and Victoria – Mexico across the border is no better. In Bendigo, central Victoria yesterday after many recent ice epidemic of the drug ICE, bust and raid on house, yet another organised cannabis growing house has ben un-covered, with dope plants growing in every room of the house. This above former N.S.W. Premiers daughter has been charged with murder and other serious indictable charges with other men mixed up with the Sydney Redfern Druggies hard drugs culture. isn’t this send out and confirming that the Drug problem is not going away. Nothing has changed since the days of Donald Mackay trying with the cost of his life, campaigning against Al Grasby and the Mafia growing all the Marijuana in N.S.W. and the Australian Federal Police Commissioner Colin Winchester, murdered most likely over large sale marijuana cultivation bust made!….. The recent Former N.S.W. Police Detective Rodger Rodgerson and his Copper mates , ICE- drug trafficking related Sydney Murder hit ….If there are any honest Politicians and Coppers in Government, how about cleaning up the large scale Drug Trafficking- manufacturing and growing menace that is as bad now as it has ever been in the past. You don’t need to go to Mexico and South America to witness the evil of Drug Wars. Because Australia has its own Drug War cartels, and ICE, HEROIN, COCAINE , MARIJUANA, ARE READILY AVAILABLE, anywhere in any town and city at the moment , anywhere in Australia. I think its time drug sniffer dogs were at used random in all, nightclubs, entertainment areas, workplaces, known public housing and residential drug use areas, random checks on cars, and most of all in and outside every prison, including the Prison Officers and Security Officers. And anywhere druggies and shady suspicious people hang about in public and residential houses and public places. The drugs are out their still in a very big way, and more zero tolerance in detection and searches need to be increased, to try and stop this drug epidemic getting even bigger, than it is now. The drug use culture is not going away, so more detection and drug trafficking arrest have to be made, and the dealers and manufacturers locked up!……………….I would gladly let the sniffer dogs search me at random. Because I believe this is the best way for the Police and Custom Officers to catch Druggies in the act of their crime. Druggies need to be very afraid to step out of their door, in the belief that a Police Sniffer dog could at any time be paying a visit to them and their druggie mates! Dob in a Drug Trafficker or Drug Den House – call, Crime Stoppers . com . au. 1800 333 000. Put the Druggies on notice!…

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    • Yes it is, she may have had no idea what was going to happen ,IF, that turns out to be the case i pity her, let’s wait and see. lets put ourselves in a position, in company with others an argument erupts some idiot pulls a knife and stabs somebody but u had no idea he was armed or had intent. Terrible situation for anybody, i’v a feeling that’s the case, I could be wrong we’ll see.Before anybody jumps up and down I’m NOT defending her. I’m sceptical of the circumstances. I rest my case, LOL


    • Her legal would have advised her against it..A magistrate doesn’t have the power to grant bail on a Murder charge .Only the supreme court can grant bail. And it’s very rare even then to get bail on murder, especially with her addiction, wrong place, wrong people, wrong time.


        • No, but I know a lot about the law, i’v read hundreds of books on true crime and I got charged with a serious offence 30 odd years ago which I had nothing to do with, the judge advised the DDP to withdraw it as they did, it left me very disilusioned with the law at the time, U imagine your falsely charged with something, and it takes over a year before it gets to trial the stress u go thru. that’s why I never jump to conclusions about somebodies guilt till the facts come out. To the one asked why was she roughing it, the family may have disowned her because of her drug use, she should have been put in rehab and helped, drug addiction is a sickness like alcoholics is, conpulsive gamblers, smoker,s ect even. their all addictions at the end of the day.


          • I agree with your comments. I knew an Italian-Jewish kid called Mark Gonzo, who was ‘dis-owned’ by his obnoxious Middle-class Family. Even though this Mark Gonzo was a petty thief & a sleazeball, he still was disabled from a auto accident caused by his mother, (who was a known tart, who constantly cheated behind her poor Italian husband’s back). Mark was a bit ‘silly’ & ‘nerdy’ (like a lot of Jewish kids) , but still this Guy had a lot of potential. His Family (being Italian & Jewish) expected a lot from him (like KP expected of son Jamie) & constantly applied pressure on Mark to ‘excel’, despite the fact Mark was left disabled from the car accident, which his mother caused in the first place! So Mark took to drinking ‘Goon Juice” (cheap rot-gut cask plonk) & virtually drank himself to death. Mark had over $1 Million in a trust fund (from accident compensation) to look after him, but his obnoxious family (especially his sister Lorraine) stole all of his money for themselves, leaving poor Mark to die in a gutter on the street (in Inner Southern Melbourne), where he died (just like Mark Chopper Read) from Hep C infection.


        • Also, (as Chopper Read said), don’t take a ‘hit’ under $100,000 these days, minimum! $150 Gs is the average going rate for a ‘hit’ these days (according to what Chopper heard on the street during the ‘underbelly’ wars in Melbourne circa 2001-2006).


    • Donna would know more than me, but I’m thinking it’s because the charges are so serious and maybe they have a lot of evidence; it would probably not be granted anyway. Hey donna, you there?


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