When escapologist Harry Houdini
toured Australia in 1910 he brought magic, mystique, his wife and an aeroplane.
Houdini conquered crowds and nearly caused riots, he escaped straitjackets and
shackles and flew through the air. Some said he was supernatural, to others he
was a fraud, but Houdini confounded them all.
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