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  • Published: UWA Publishing
  • Date: 2008
  • ISBN: 9781921401114
  • Formats: Print

The Sinkings

Inspired by true events, The Sinkings is a historical novel that delves into the experience of intersexed individuals and the broader human need for love and belonging.

In 1882 dismembered human remains were discovered at the Sinkings near Albany, Western Australia. The surgeon conducting the autopsy claimed they were those of a woman. Why, then, was the victim identified as Little Jock, a male convict? And why was the murder so gruesome?

More than a hundred years later, amateur historian Willa Samson negotiates archives, communicates with family historians, and journeys to Scotland, Northern Ireland and England looking for answers.

Tagged: Albany

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