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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Eugenia : A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage
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'On July 5, 1920 Harry Crawford was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife Annie Birkett, whose body had been found off Mowbray Road in Lane Cove, Sydney.

'But Harry was not, in fact, Harry. He was Eugenia Falleni, a woman who had lived as a man in Australia for 22 years.

'In Eugenia, renowned barrister and Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi explores the story of one of the most extraordinary criminal trials in Australia's legal history.

'Capturing what life was really like in Eugenia's times, Tedeschi reveals how the full weight of the law and public opinion came crashing down on her, branding her a complete outcast and a serious menace to the moral fabric of society.

'From escaping her misunderstood childhood to her transition to living as a man, her marriages and her eventual trial for murder, this is the gritty and truly gripping story of one of Australia's most misunderstood accused persons. (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    I dedicate this book to the memory of my oldest friend, the late Dorothy Porter (1954-2008), one of Australia's finest writers, whose premature death cheated Australia of so much literature that she still had within her; and to the other members of the Porter family: Chester, Jean, Mary and Josephine.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Cammeray, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Simon and Schuster , 2012 .
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      Extent: xiv, 260 p., [8] p. of platesp.
      Description: ill., facsims, ports.
      ISBN: 9781922052292 (pbk.) :

Works about this Work

Eugenia/Mindfulness Jane Etherton , Megan Porter , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: One Page : Brisbane 2014; (p. 11)
The Trial of the 20th Century Mark Tedeschi , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Inside History Magazine , January - February no. 20 2014; (p. 50-53)
Behind the Disguise of History Malcolm Brown , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 February 2013; (p. 35)

— Review of Eugenia : A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage Mark Tedeschi , 2012 single work biography ; Mistaken Identity : The Trials of Joe Windred Stephen Dando-Collins , 2012 single work biography
True Crime : Eugenia Daniel Herborn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 October 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of Eugenia : A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage Mark Tedeschi , 2012 single work biography
Trapped in a Woman's Body in a Man's Justice System Daniel Herborn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 7 October 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Eugenia : A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage Mark Tedeschi , 2012 single work biography
Books of the Week Jess Price , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 16 September 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of Eugenia : A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage Mark Tedeschi , 2012 single work biography
Non Fiction Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 - 23 September 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Eugenia : A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage Mark Tedeschi , 2012 single work biography
Trapped in a Woman's Body in a Man's Justice System Daniel Herborn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 7 October 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Eugenia : A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage Mark Tedeschi , 2012 single work biography
True Crime : Eugenia Daniel Herborn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 October 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of Eugenia : A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage Mark Tedeschi , 2012 single work biography
Behind the Disguise of History Malcolm Brown , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 February 2013; (p. 35)

— Review of Eugenia : A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage Mark Tedeschi , 2012 single work biography ; Mistaken Identity : The Trials of Joe Windred Stephen Dando-Collins , 2012 single work biography
The Trial of the 20th Century Mark Tedeschi , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Inside History Magazine , January - February no. 20 2014; (p. 50-53)
Eugenia/Mindfulness Jane Etherton , Megan Porter , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: One Page : Brisbane 2014; (p. 11)
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