The Trouble with Harry

As part of the 2017 Mardi Gras festival, there’s an interesting play showing at the Seymour Centre called The Trouble with Harry. The play revolves around the fascinating figure of Harry Crawford, who was convicted of murdering his wife in 1920. Harry was born a woman...

The Mad Dentist of Wynyard Square

This week on 2SER Breakfast with Nic Healey, Nicole shared author John Edwards‘s Dictionary entry on Henry Louis Bertrand,  the dentist of Wynyard Square whose murderous & amorous activities scandalised Sydney in the 1860s. Henry Bertrand was born in 1840 in...

Constance Kent: The ‘murderess’

In 1929, an 85-year-old Sydney nurse and public servant named Ruth Emilie Kaye wrote a 3,000-word letter called the Sydney Document. In it, she confessed to murdering her three- year-old brother when she was just 16 years old. Her real name was Constance Kent, and I...