A burker story about a man's ugliness is cast up to his desc...
Date 1978
Track ID 44611
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1978.12.A7

Original Tape ID

SA1978.012

Summary

A burker story about a man's ugliness is cast up to his descendant.

There was a Traveller who was the ugliest man on earth. One night burkers came to his camp, but when they saw him, they ran for their lives. Years later, a woman descended from this man was arguing with Stanley Robertson's mother, who brought it up that this woman's people were too ugly even for the burkers to take.

Item Notes

Burkers were murderers who killed to sell the bodies to anatomists. The name is from the notorious Burke (of Burke and Hare), who was hanged in 1829.

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS