This week on Scratching Sydney’s Surface, we took a look at a hoaxer by the name of Arthur Orton alias Tom Castro, a pretender to the fortune and title of Roger Tichborne, and the fabulist Henri Louis Grien alias Louis de Rougemont.

Alas! I don’t have time to update the blog post just yet, so keep posted so to speak. But there is plenty of material online to whet your appetite:

Tichborne Claimant – http://www3.hants.gov.uk/museum/community-history/tichborne-claimant.htm

Louis de Rougemont: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2006/1679052.htm

And there is a book by Rod Howard, titled The Fabulist: http://www.rodhoward.com.au

You can even read one of de Rougemont’s tall tales first hand: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1194

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