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By Sam Everingham

The stunning, outrageous, hugely enjoyable biography of 1 of Australia's such a lot colourful women—dominatrix and courtesan, Gretel Pinniger, aka "Madame Lash"

Gretel Pinniger, dominatrix, fetishist, artist, and courtesan to the wealthy and recognized has been stunning and outraging Australia for many years. by no means shy of exposure, this daughter of a good-looking conflict hero and philanderer from the Melbourne institution as soon as desired to turn into a nun. in its place, she threw her leather-clad physique right into a wild global of intercourse, medicinal drugs, and riotous events. She danced with Elton John, catered to Clyde Packer's extra inventive sexual fantasies, and knocked round with Sydney underworld boss Lennie McPherson. She additionally stumbled on herself a fabulously prosperous shopper, who bequeathed her a beneficiant stipend as long as his identify is rarely disclosed by means of her. regardless of as soon as marrying and turning into a mom, there's not anything traditional in regards to the outlandish Madame Lash. sign up for Sam Everingham as he's taking you into the main colourful corners of Gretel Pinniger's scandalous life.

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Others hammered her to inform them. the complete boarding inhabitants used to be wondered till Cynthia disclosed her id. Gretel wrote her a letter to apologise for having so defiled her identify. She promised she could henceforth confine candy tattooed Cs to her legs, faraway from the pointy eyes of her academics. Gretel left the letter in her table, too shy to convey it. a couple of nights later she used to be shaken unsleeping through 3 looming figures. A hiss got here out of the darkness. ‘Get up. wear your dressing dress and stick with us. ’ As she trailed after jerky torch beams alongside the hall, Gretel turned acutely aware that she used to be following the college matron and apartment mistresses. Corralled within the ill bay—the very position the rapist had first damaged right into a yr earlier—she was once advised to face on a desk and pull up the legs of her pyjamas. the ladies shone their torches on her light dermis. ‘Well, I can’t see something. are you able to? ’ acknowledged one. ‘No, it appears to be like o.k. to me. ’ ‘What’s this? ’ Gretel felt the chilly steel of a torch jab her thigh. She fought off emerging panic. ‘No, it’s now not. ’ She used to be on the subject of fainting. ‘Take off your pyjamas, lady! ’ a voice snapped out of the darkness. As arms and torches clawed at her bare physique, Gretel fell dumb. Mortified by way of her loss of breasts, she willed herself to think not anything. yet her inquisitors stumbled on no self-inflicted tattoos. as though to justify their attack, they now produced the letter she had left in her table. the college rang Laurie Pinniger, recommending that she take her daughter to a psychiatrist. Laurie used to be nervous, but if a pal, one of many university councillors, warned her that the critical was once extra short of aid, she permit the difficulty slide. Laurie were distracted via her paintings and her mother’s loss of life; now she started to recognize how desperately unsatisfied her daughter was once. Gretel begged her mom to maneuver her to a different tuition. on the finish of her moment 12 months at MLC, on Speech evening, the final-year women sobbed and hugged one another. now not Gretel. Euphoric, she advised all people how overjoyed she was once to be leaving. quickly after, she and her dormitory friends exchanged Christmas offers. one in all her worst tormentors gave her a necklace of blue enamelled love birds. Gretel loved it. a number of days later it was once stolen as she slept. Gretel’s Uncle Kelvin confident her mom to promote the Strathfield houses she’d inherited from Gran and stream to a neat cottage in outer-suburban Merrylands. right here she chanced on few consumers however it was once in the direction of George’s tuition at Parramatta. Gretel was once enrolled at Tara Anglican tuition for women, which had simply moved its senior kinds to a brand new campus. Laurie insisted that her daughter take Latin, and paid for a educate over the Christmas vacation trips so Gretel might meet up with her new classmates. whilst Gretel began there in 1959, the recent Tara sat on a hilltop above a protracted blackberry-covered slope. At its foot lay a five-acre farm that grew the school’s greens. although the view was once a bit of pastoral, the college building—a lengthy, red-brick constitution of 2 single-storey wings that were a health center for kids with rheumatic fever—was undeniable grotesque.

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