Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Philanderer Dug Up Down Under

An Australian politician who helped give women the vote also enjoyed giving women something else.

Bone fragments and teeth from colonial-era premier Charles Cameron Kingston's body have been exhumed from an Adelaide cemetery at the request of a claimed descendant of one of his unacknowledged offspring.
Denise McCarthy Goward, a relative of Kingston's long-suffering wife, Lucy McCarthy, said his philandering was the talk of the town in Adelaide at the turn of the last century.

Ms McCarthy Goward is bemused by the latest twist in the colourful Kingston saga.

"Half the illegitimate kids in South Australia could have had Kingston on their birth certificates," Ms McCarthy Goward told The Australian. [Link]

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