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S1E23: Harry Leo Crawford - The Sad Tale Of Australia's "First Transgender Murderer"

Season 1, Ep. 26

Josie tells Mel the tale of Harry Leo Crawford, a man who was actually born Eugenia Falleni in 1875 and whose story is studied by law students today.


Wine pairing: 2019 Rocca di Montemassi Calasole Vermentino from the Tuscany wine region of Italy.


Want to be boring and skip the zest? Head to 23:40.


Credits:


ABC Conversations episode from October 25, 2012:

https://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/10/25/3618433.htm 


Australian Dictionary of Biography by Carolyn Strange: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/falleni-eugenia-12911 


SBS The Feed by Patrick Abboud

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/story/discovering-eugenia-one-australias-most-unusual-murder-cases 


Sydney Morning Herald by Tim Barlass: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/he-was-a-she-but-a-killer-20120218-1tfpu.html 


Adelaide Register article from Aug 1920:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/62922342 


Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Falleni


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