The Hanged Man and the Body Thief: Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery

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The Hanged Man and the Body Thief: Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery - Roginski, Alexandra
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1860. An Aboriginal labourer named Jim Crow is led to the scaffold of the Maitland Gaol in colonial New South Wales. Among the onlookers is the Scotsman AS Hamilton, who will take bizarre steps in the aftermath of the execution to exhume this young man's skull. Hamilton is a lecturer who travels the Australian colonies teaching phrenology, a popular science that claims character and intellect can be judged from a person's head. For Hamilton, Jim Crow is an important prize. A century and a half later, researchers at Museum ...

The Hanged Man and the Body Thief: Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery 2015, Monash University Publishing, Clayton, VIC

ISBN-13: 9781922235664

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