Eugenia Falleni

July 31, 2013 at 9:00 am
Eugenia Falleni, alias Harry Crawford, Special Photograph number 234, probably 1920 in Central Police Station, Sydney.

Eugenia Falleni, alias Harry Crawford, Special Photograph number 234, probably 1920 in Central Police Station, Sydney. NSW Police Forensic Photography Archive, Justice and Police Museum, Sydney Living Museums.

When ‘Harry Leon Crawford’, hotel cleaner of Stanmore was arrested and charged with wife murder he was revealed to be in fact Eugenia Falleni, a woman and mother, who had been passing as a man since 1899. In 1914, as ‘Harry Crawford’, Falleni had married the widow Annie Birkett. Three years later, shortly after she announced to a relative that she had found out ‘something amazing about Harry’, Birkett disappeared. Continue reading →