Tulip O’Hare

Kimberley Hews

Tulip O’Hare (2010)
Kimberley Hews
Episodes: 5160, 5164

Date of Birth: 28th July 1959
Date of Death: 14th September 1987

Marital Status: Unnamed husband
Children: Penn Graham, unnamed infant daughter (deceased)


Tulip was the mother of Penn Graham and was seen in flashbacks to events in 1987. She lost her daughter to cot death around that time and her husband withdrew from her. She turned to Alf, similarly in mourning after his wife Martha’s apparent drowning, initially for someone to talk to, but they soon embarked on an affair. One day, when Penn was home from school ill, Tulip told him to stay in bed but he ventured into the living room and caught her and Alf kissing.

The experience was a wake-up call for Alf and he put an end to the affair. However, Tulip continued on a downward spiral of grief and eventually took an overdose of diazepam, with Penn finding her body. She was buried in Summer Bay and both Alf and Penn visited her grave in 2010.


*Tulip may have been the daughter of Douglas Graham, meaning Penn adopted her maiden name at some point after her death (Alf stated he used a different name in 1987). However, this was never confirmed.

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