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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: or 02 9262 7300