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Issue Details: First known date: 1984... 1984 The Schippan Mystery
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In 1902, thirteen-year-old Bertha Schippan was savagely murdered in Towitta, South Australia. Her elder sister was convicted of the crime but public sympathy saved her from being hanged. This explores the possible reasons for her actions, suggesting that she did it as a means of escaping a harsh and spartan family life.


  • Television play.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      ABC Television ,
      1984 .
      Extent: 86 min.p.
      Description: Colour
      Series: form y separately published work icon Verdict Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1982-1984 Z1889242 1982-1984 series - publisher film/TV crime

      A four-part ABC anthology series that began airing in 1982. The series dramatised notorious Australian crimes.

      Number in series: 4
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