Fairhead, Brenda

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Fairhead, Brenda Gender: F
Brenda Erskine
born on 12 November 1953 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Ipswich, Australia, 27s36, 152e46
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 19°09' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 18°10 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 07°08'


Australian-born South African businesswoman, former nurse, and a wife and mother, who was sexually assaulted and murdered on 16 January 2000 at age 46, along with her 11-year old daughter, Kia. The Fairheads were enjoying a fishing trip at the Eastern Cape when two young men and a male teen robbed, brutally attacked, violated and killed them.

The murderers received multiple life sentences in court in June 2000.

Brenda's widower Nigel Fairhead wrote a book about their lives, When All Else Falls Away, published in 2005.


  • Death by Homicide 16 January 2000 (Raped and murdered, age 46)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from When All Else Falls Away by Nigel Fairhead and Marianne Thamm (Penguin Books, South Africa, 2005): "Brenda was born at 6am on November 12, 1953, the second and youngest daughter of Cliff and Olive Erskine of Charles Street, Brassall, in the suburb of Ipswich."


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Financial crime victim
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Kidnapping victim
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Rape/ Sex crime victim
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales
  • Vocation : Medical : Nurse/ Nurse's Aids
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases