Brisbane turns pink to honour Hannah Clarke and her three children

Brisbane landmarks will turn pink today, to honour the memory of Hannah Clarke and her three children.

Today marks one year since the family was killed by Ms Clarke’s estranged husband on their way to school.

Six-year-old Aaliyah, four-year-old Laianah and three-year-old Trey were in the car in Camp Hill, when their father Rowan Baxter arrived, jumped in the car and doused them all in petrol.


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The car was then set alight.

The three children died at the scene around 8.30 am, while Hannah was taken to hospital with critical burn injuries.

She later passed away around sunset.

Mr Baxter was found dead on the footpath near the scene with stab wounds, later found to be self-inflicted.

Ms Clarke’s parents have since set up a foundation called ‘Small Steps 4 Hannah’ in the hopes of educating people around controlling relationships and to push for change.

They’re hopeful that the Queensland government’s pursuit of ‘coercive control’ legislation will help prevent tragic incidents like this in the future.

They’re calling on the community to light a candle at sunset today, to honour the memory of Hannah and her children.

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