Christoffel, Wieland

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Wieland Christoffel recalls meeting Amy Bock in 1914 and having developed an interest in her story, he began research which took him the various New Zealand institutions. The information gathered was used to write this short biography.
The narrative begins with the writer recalling a trip to Mokau where he met Amy Bock, then manager of the Mokau Boading House. The writer then relates the story of Amy Bock including information on her life in Australia, various crimes performed within New Zealand and her 'marriage' to Carol Ottaway.
Amy Bock was convicted of various fraud offenses. Among the many charges, the most published has been the occasion when Amy took the name Percy Redwood and married Agnes Ottaway, an offence which resulted in a prison sentence.

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Three copies of the biography

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