Richard Evans

The Pyjama Girl Mystery

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The Pyjama Girl was an unknown woman, found dumped by a road near Albury in 1934.  She had been brutally murdered.  Who she was, and who killed her, became Australia's great unsolved crime for decades.

The body was preserved in formalin, her image circulated around the world.  The mystery fascinated the nation and, for some, became an obsession

Ten years later, the body was identified and a man was convicted of her manslaughter.  The case, it seemed, was neatly solved.

ISBN: 
1920769366
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2004

Richard Evans

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Evans, Richard

About the Author

Richard Evans is a Melbourne writer and historian.  He has worked as a journalist on newspapers and legal magazines, and was a lecturer in journalism at RMIT.  His work has appeared in HQ, Quadrant, The Age, Overland and The Republican, and been broadcast on Radio National.  His research into the Pyjama Girl mystery featured on the ABC TV program Rewind.

THE PYJAMA GIRL MYSTERY - Richard Evans

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Book Title: 
The Pyjama Girl Mystery
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
1920769366
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2004

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"Sydney March 1944

The dead woman's face is starkly pale, especially in contrast to the rest of her body, stained a deep mahogany brown after nearly ten years soaking in a formalin bath."

The Pyjama Girl was an unknown woman, found dumped by a road near Albury in 1934.  She had been brutally murdered.  Who she was, and who killed her, become Australia's great unsolved crime for decades.  The body was preserved in formalin, her image circulated around the world.