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Eugenia : a man / Suzanne Falkiner
Bib ID 6541221
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Falkiner, Suzanne, 1952- author
 
Edition Second edition. 
Description Sydney : Xoum Publishing, 2014 
©2014 
ix, 280 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9781922057808 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 9781922057792 (digital)
Summary

"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. Exploring questions never able to be answered at the time, the author also examines the plight of working-class migrant women, and reveals some of the secrets of a transgendered existence in an era when leading such a life was dangerous and unacceptable. This updated edition includes new information that has come to light since then." --Back cover

Notes

First published 1988.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Falleni, Eugenia, 1875-1938.  |  Murder -- New South Wales -- Sydney.  |  Gender identity disorders.  |  Transgender people -- Identity.  |  Trials (Murder) -- New South Wales -- Sydney.  |  Male impersonators -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Biography.  |  Australian

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