EPISODE 2: CLOTHES MAKETH THE MAN

 

EPISODE TWO:

CLOTHES MAKETH THE MAN

In the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy one October evening in 1863, The Great Eastern ran furiously down Victoria Parade in close pursuit by a policeman. Tackled, then handcuffed and dragged towards the nearby lockup, the prisoner finally confessed ‘I may as well tell you I am a man.’

This episode explores the power of clothing to make and break gender identity in the colonial world. Dead & Buried explores known early cases of men and women who cross-dressed, a practice more widespread than might first be assumed.

This episode contains coarse language and sexual references.

 

Production Team:

Carly Godden: host, researcher and writer

Lee Hooper: host and writer

Robin Waters: music and audio production

Guests:

Dr Graham Willet
Honorary fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. President, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Dr Mimi Colligan
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and Adjunct Research Fellow with the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University