Murder most foul: the Sussex Street Mystery

This week on 2SER Breakfast, the Dictionary’s special guest Dr Catie Gilchrist talked to Tess about one of the stories she’s come across during her work as a Fellow at the State Library of New South Wales into colonial coroner’s inquests. The Sussex...

Tanya Bretherton, The Suitcase Baby

Tanya Bretherton, The Suitcase Baby, Hachette Australia, 2018, ISBN 9780733639227, pp 1-327 In November 1923, a small suitcase was found washed up and abandoned on the beautiful, picturesque, bushland shores of Athol Beach on the edge of Mosman. Inside was the body of...

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...