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Crime: murder. Eugenia Falleni spent most of her life masquerading as a man. In 1913 Falleni married a widow, Annie Birkett, whom she later murdered. The case whipped the public into a frenzy as they clamoured for details of the 'man-woman' murderer. Aged approximately 35. Part of an archive of forensic photography created by the NSW Police between 1912 and 1964.

FP07_0206_002
New South Wales. Dept. of Prisons
Thursday, 21 October 1920
Crime: murder. Eugenia Falleni spent most of her life masquerading as a man. In 1913 Falleni married a widow, Annie Birkett, whom she later murdered. The case whipped the public into a frenzy as they clamoured for details of the 'man-woman' murderer. Aged approximately 35. Part of an archive of forensic photography created by the NSW Police between 1912 and 1964.
Glass plate negative: b&w; 4.75 x 6.5
Photograph
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Eugenia Falleni, alias Harry Crawford, criminal record number 499LB, 21 October 1920. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Emulsion side: 499LB, 32 32, 11 00, E.FALLENI, 21.10.20
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Eugenia Falleni, alias Harry Crawford, criminal record number 499LB, 21 October 1920. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
Eugenia Falleni, alias Harry Crawford, criminal record number 499LB, 
21 
October 1920. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW Sydney Living Museums Image
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Published Note

Nerida Campbell <A title="Nerida Campbell Femme fatale : the female criminal Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2008. pp 77 Mark Tedeschi Eugenia: a true story of adversity, tragedy, crime and courage Simon &amp; Schuster Australia, 2012. " href="http://appfirst/firstadmin/forms/fullRecord.jsp?recno=35761" _title="true">Femme fatale : the female criminal </A>Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2008. pp 77 Mark Tedeschi <A href='http://appfirst/firstadmin/forms/fullRecord.jsp?recno=42114"'>Eugenia: a true story of adversity, tragedy, crime and courage</A> Simon &amp; Schuster Australia, 2012.