Kōrero: Lesbian lives

Boy Bertha

Boy Bertha

Bert Rotciv was the pseudonym of Bertha Victor, who dressed as a man in the early 20th century. Her biological gender was exposed when she was arrested for vagrancy in Sydney, Australia, in 1906. The case was covered by newspapers in New Zealand and Australia.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: NZ Truth, 5 January 1907, p. 5

Permission of the National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alison J. Laurie, 'Lesbian lives - Cross-dressing women', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/30283/boy-bertha (accessed 20 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Alison J. Laurie, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Aug 2018