Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cross-dresser probably 1st European woman in Tasmania

http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/book/jun29.html 1754 Marie-Louise Victoire Girardin (d. December 18, 1794), French ship's steward and cross-dresser. On April 23, 1792 (qv), the expedition of French admiral, Joseph-Antoine Raymond de Bruni d'Entrecasteaux (1739 - '93) reached Recherche Bay in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and ship's steward Girardin, disguised as a man, became probably the first European woman to visit the island.

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