Amy Bock

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Amy Maud Bock (1859 – 29 August 1943) was a Tasmanian-born New Zealand confidence trickster, most notably remembered for posing as Percy Redwood and marrying Agnes Ottaway in 1909

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Amy Bock

Alexander Turnbull Library

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Amy Bock with the Christoffel family

Alexander Turnbull Library

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Amy Maud Bock

Alexander Turnbull Library

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Amy Bock dressed as a man

Alexander Turnbull Library

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The Masquerading Amy Bock

University of Otago

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Caricature of Amy Bock

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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Amy Bock as Percy Carol Redwood

Alexander Turnbull Library

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Amy Maud Bock

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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Amy Bock

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

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Amy Bock in male attire

University of Otago

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Amy Bock as Percy Carol Redwood

Alexander Turnbull Library

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Amy Bock

Alexander Turnbull Library

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Amy Bock dressed in men's clothing

Alexander Turnbull Library

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Order for bible

University of Otago

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Specimen of handwriting

University of Otago

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Order for bible

University of Otago

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Police record

University of Otago