The Original Nosey Alf


Rodriguez provides evidence that the character of Nosey Alf in Such is Life is based on the historical figure of Johanna Jorgensen, who lived for a number of years as Johann Martin Jorgensen or Jorgenson.

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Published 1 October 1975 in Volume 7 No. 2. Subjects: Fictional characters, Writer's research & sources, Joseph Furphy.

Cite as: Rodriguez, Judith. ‘The Original Nosey Alf.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 7, no. 2, 1975, doi: 10.20314/als.648f824a8d.