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The pyjama girl mystery : a true story of murder, obsession and lies

Evans, Richard 2004, The pyjama girl mystery : a true story of murder, obsession and lies, Scribe Publications, Carlton North, Vic..

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Title The pyjama girl mystery : a true story of murder, obsession and lies
Author(s) Evans, RichardORCID iD for Evans, Richard orcid.org/0000-0003-4052-6771
Publication date 2004
Total pages 250 p.
Publisher Scribe Publications
Place of Publication Carlton North, Vic.
Summary The pyjama girl was an unknown woman, found dumped by a road nesrl Albury in 1934. She had been brutally murdered. Who was she, and who killed her, become Australia's great unsolved crime for decades. The body was preserved in formalin, her image circulated around the world. The mystery fascinated the nation and, for some, became an obsession. Ten years later, the body was identified and a man was convicted of her manslaughter. The case, it seemed, was neatlty solved. But this 'solution', advanced by police, accepted by the courts and the media, and since repeated endlessly, was a lie. Behind the lie is a troubling story of murder and obsession, of a wild conspiracy theory, of police corruption and a miscarriage of justice, and of a real killing which floated free from reality and became a myth.
ISBN 1920769366
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2004, Scribe Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30037134

Document type: Book
Collection: School of History, Heritage and Society
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