The Human Glove

Dominique Sweeney (Performer), Robert Lewis (Performer)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Live Performance


On Christmas Day in 1933, a man's corpse was found in the
Murrumbidgee River near Wagga. It was unrecognisable . The
wool shirt he wore shrank in the flowing water, causing the skin
of one hand to float away. It became hooked on a branch, and
discovered by a police officer. To record fingerprints the officer
wore this 'human glove', leading to the identification and arrest
of the murderer. It is now in the Museum of the Riverina.
This true story is the basis for a new performance by Dominique
Sweeney and Robert Lewis.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWagga Wagga
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2017
EventHave Poets Left a Patch to Sew? - HR Gallop Gallery, CSU, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Duration: 10 Apr 201704 May 2017


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