Mesmerist, phrenologist, public-speaker – criminal? Charlatan tells the story of Thomas Guthrie Carr, a self-proclaimed stage mesmerist who hustled his way around Australia and New Zealand between 1865 and 1886 – he even once performed at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts!
Join Catherine Jinks as she delves deep into the chequered past of this fascinating character, including a court case about a very questionable encounter with a local married woman.
When: Wednesday 12 July 2017, 12:30pm.
Where: Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, 280 Pitt St, Sydney.
Cost: Free – no bookings required.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9262 7300
Is there any reason why this book’s front cover contains a somewhat misleading image – not of Thomas Guthrie Carr – but of Abdur Rahman Khan who was Emir of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901? Since Carr was an Englishman who hailed from Byker in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK, this seems a somewhat odd thing to do.
Hi Genevieve, We have passed on your comment to the author. You may like to contact the publisher. Cheers, Amy.
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