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Bigamy, Theft and Murder: the extraordinary tale of Frederick Bailey Deeming

Who exactly was the infamous murderer Frederick Bailey Deeming? His bizarre and disturbing crimes earned him the reputation of being ‘the criminal of the century’.

This extraordinary tale of bigamy, theft and murder culminated in Deeming’s execution at the Melbourne Gaol on 23 May, 1892 for the murder of his wife Emily. His story demonstrates the way in which individuals’ lives are unavoidably linked to government activities and processes, and thus to public records.

This exhibition draws upon public records of the Victoria Police, the Supreme Court, the Coroners Court, the Chief Secretary’s Department and many other government agencies to uncover the story behind the criminal mastermind.

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