The Curious Case of The Amorous Dentist: A Victorian Melodrama
It’s 1865 and Sydney-based dentist Dr Louis Bertrand is arrested for murder.
But was the right person gaoled?
Did the dentist act alone?
Listen and decide for yourself if justice was completely served.
It’s a story full of melodrama and unbelievable twists and turns with the infatuated amorous dentist, the demure wife, a girlfriend of high passion, a murdered husband and the dental assistant who juggles in inns at night for extra money!
The story ranges from Sydney to New Zealand to Parramatta lunatic asylum and Darlinghurst Gaol and ends up in England.
Judith Dunn has a passion for Australian history, holding a Fellowship in Colonial History, is Past President and currently serves on the Council of Parramatta & District Historical Society (30 years). She is a Director at the Royal Australian Historical Society and their representative on the Federation of Australian Historical Societies. Judith has published 7 books and is the recipient of many awards including the Australian Bi-Centenary Medal and in 2011. She was awarded an OAM for services to History and Heritage. Judith currently sits on nine committees and is President of two local community groups.
Cover image By Milligan Brothers From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales [c011220001 / P2/468] (Mitchell Library)