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Eugenia: A Man


In the spring of 1917 an apprentice from the Cumberland Paper Mills, just outside Sydney, was walking along a bush track beside the Lane Cove River when he discovered the partially burnt body of an unidentified woman. The arrest three years later of a 45-year-old Italian, Eugenia Falleni, for murder, led to an investigation that fascinated Australia. Known in the newspapers as the 'Man-Woman Case', the trial revealed that from the time she had left New Zealand and gone to sea as a cabin boy, Eugenia Falleni had lived at least twenty years of her life in the guise of a man. Suzanne Falkiner has written a remarkable story that follows the course of her own efforts to accurately reconstruct Eugenia's extraordinary life, and provides an intriguing account of her subsequent trial.

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General Fields

  • : 9781922057808
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : October 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 17mm
  • : Australia
  • : December 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 304
  • : Paperback
  • : Suzanne Falkiner
  • : 364.1523092
  • : black & white illustrations