On April 10 1899, a bunch of radishes was tied to the shopfront of phrenologist Emery Gordon Medor. A few hours later someone was dead.
Dead & Buried takes you into the lives of the fortunetellers and performers involved in this strange tragedy, set in the now lost Eastern Melbourne Market. We find out what happened when our courts first bowed to the opinions of ‘experts’ on madness. And we investigate the women who practiced the then illegal trade of turning teacups.
Lee Hooper: host, researcher, writer
Carly Godden: host, writer
Robin Waters: music, direction & audio production
Dr Alana Piper
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Griffith University
Special thanks to Jessica Reid who first discovered this story.