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Missing Person – Cheryl HAWKING

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Missing since: Wednesday, September 19, 1979
Last seen: Haig Railway Settlement, WA
Responsible jurisdiction: WA
Year of birth: 1953
Age at time of disappearance: 26
Gender: Female
Height: 168cm
Build: Slim
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel



Cheryl Hawking was the mother of a five year old son and was three months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.


Cheryl engaged in long solitary walks around the perimeter of the Haig settlement as a form of recreation.


At 3pm on 19 September 1979, Cheryl was last seen leaving the settlement to commence one of these walks however she failed to return.


If you have information that may assist police to locate Cheryl please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

Working Together by DuShong

The artwork titled ‘Working Together’ represents the Aboriginal tribes of Western Australia working together in harmony to rejuvenate the land by controlled fires.

In this artwork it also represents our community today working together to keep our neighbourhood safe from crime.

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