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Two family accounts of Travellers being attacked by burkers....



TRACK DURATION: 0:01:29

  • LANGUAGE:
  • English,
  • Scots

GENRE: Story, Information

COLLECTION: SOSS

TRACK ID: 75777

ORIGINAL TAPE ID: SA1979.167

ORIGINAL TRACK ID: SA1979.167

AUDIO QUALITY: Fair

SOURCE TYPE: Reel to Reel tape

ITEM NOTE: John Stewart's Down's syndrome son, Bennie, is heard in the background.

The term 'burker' comes from William Burke, of Burke and Hare, who went beyond bodysnatching and committed murder in order to sell the bodies for dissection; Burke was hanged in 1829.

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