History

Episode 2 - Clothes Maketh the Man

Episode 2 - Clothes Maketh the Man

In the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy one October evening in 1863, The Great Eastern was hotly pursued and finally tackled by a policeman.  After several failed attempts to escape, the prisoner suddenly confessed ‘I may as well tell you I am a man.’ This episode explores clothing, sexuality and gender in colonial Melbourne.

This episode contains coarse language and sexual references.