Pip Smith, Half Wild

Pip Smith, Half Wild Allen & Unwin, 2017, ISBN 9781760294649, pp1-390. During the winter of 1920, Sydney was gripped by the spectacularly scandalous story of Eugenia Falleni. Falleni had for many years pretended to be a man called Harry Crawford. Harry was small...

David Hunt, True Girt!

David Hunt, True Girt The Unauthorised History of Australia. Volume 2 Black Inc Books, 2016, ISBN 9781863958844, RRP $32.99, Paperback ‘Australian history is almost always picturesque; indeed, it is so curious and strange, that it is itself the chiefest novelty the...

Kate Leigh: the Sly-Grog Queen

The Dictionary of Sydney has some fascinating new articles including one on the famous ‘Sly-Grog Queen’ Kate Leigh, written by Catie Gilchrist. I spoke to Jamie Travers about Kate Leigh’s story on 2SER Breakfast and how she became labelled ‘the worst woman in Sydney’....