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Issue Details: First known date: 1983... 1983 The Dean Case
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'In 1885, George Dean, a Sydney ferry boat Captain, was accused of attempting to poison his wife. Dean, having saved six passengers from drowning, was a local hero. The verdict of guilty outraged the public and the popular press took up cudgels. Citizens formed Dean Defence Committees. Dean's lawyer Richard Meagher, realised his hoped-for political career could benefit from the publicity. His partner, William 'Paddy' Crick, championed Dean's cause in parliament, and a Royal Commission was set up to examine fresh evidence and decide whether Dean should be released.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 21/9/2012)

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  • Television play.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Australia,
      c
      :
      Australian Broadcasting Corporation ,
      1983 .
      Extent: 80min.p.
      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: 1

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Taste of the Lemon-syrup Mystery Stephen Rice , 1983 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 February 1983; (p. 14)
Taste of the Lemon-syrup Mystery Stephen Rice , 1983 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 February 1983; (p. 14)
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