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Breeching the law? 1826

The Australian 5th January, 1826 p3/4 https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ (abridged) Mary Hartigan, a daughter of Erin, was introduced to the magistrates notice last week. The preceding night constables met with Miss Hartigan (who seemed to ‘tower above her sex’) parading the streets dressed not in silks and satins, but in good substantial brogues and corduroy inexpressibles, and … Continue reading

Typhoid Mary – 1909

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ Willmar Tribune, 20th October, 1909 p3 The Autocracy of Boards of Health (edited) The health board of the city of New York has got an innocent, strong capable Irish woman, who used to be a cook in a private family. By evidence that appeals only to a bacteriologist, they convicted this poor woman of … Continue reading

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