He was the scourge of Melbourne's villains and scoundrels, but unlike the fictional London sleuth, this Victorian detective's crazy undercover exploits and bizarre disguises were real.
Join host Jen Kelly and guest Ben Oliver, founder of Melbourne's Drinking History Tours, as they dive into this fascinating character. And you can read more about it today at heraldsun.com.au
After fleeing Nazi Germany as a child, Albert Ullin set up Australia's first bookshop specifically for children - and inspired a generation of authors and illustrators. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to heraldsun.com.au/ibaw and click on any article to begin
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From bogus doctor to counterfeit clergyman to US consul-general, Australian con artist Anthony Duerdin adopted at least 26 fake identities. But it was more about chasing thrills than the cash.
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Armed with a trained monkey, a barrel of marbles and a swag of tricks, gang leader “Paddy the Pig” swindled the crowds at Melbourne racecourses with his crafty cons and sleight of hand. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to heraldsun.com.au/ibaw and click on any article to begin