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29 July Nellie Cameron was one of Sydney’s best-known, and most desired, prostitutes. Lillian Armfield, Australia’s first policewoman, said Cameron had an ‘assured poise that set her apart from all the other women of the Australian underworld’.

Charged with theft and possession of cocaine. Barmaid Patsy Neill was involved in various criminal activities including theft and selling cocaine. In 1932 she had a disagreement over money with the infamous sly grogger Kate Leigh, which led to Neill being threatened with a gun. Neill was described in the press as 'looking like a mannequin on parade'. Aged 26.   Part of an archive of forensic photography created by the NSW Police between 1912 and 1964.

Patsy Neill, 30 January Barmaid Patsy Neill was involved in various criminal activities including theft and selling cocaine.

1930-Amy Lee was described in court as a ‘good looking girl until she fell victim to the foul practice’ of snorting cocaine. Her dry, blotchy skin is testament to the evils of addiction. Aged 41.

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots Amy Lee was described in court as a ‘good looking girl until she fell victim to the foul practice’ of snorting cocaine. Her dry, blotchy skin is testament to the evils of addiction.

[read comments before repin]: they never had this act?] "Until mid-60s, indigenous Australians came under the Flora & Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings." Don't know yet about the rest of this ~mgh: killing an indigenous Australian meant you weren’t killing a human being - breaks every code of the Geneva Convention when it comes to indigenous Australians and their human rights. Their “public housing” consists of one-bedroom shacks, no running water, electricity or…

Until the the Aborigines, or Aboriginal Australians, came under the Flora And Fauna Act that classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

Donne criminali: le foto segnaletiche anni '20

Donne criminali: le foto segnaletiche anni '20

Crime: malicious injury to property and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. When a police officer arrived to arrest Esther Eggers for malicious damage she attacked him, causing serious injury. Eggers was sentenced to 12 months prison.

This was Jeanne Calment-  she passed away in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days old. She learned to fence at 85, and was still riding a bicycle at 100. At 113 she was known as the last living person to have personally met vincent van gogh! She lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost 115. Ms. Calment is one of the longest lifetimes in documented history! What an awesome lady!

Jeanne Calment passed away at 122 years and 164 days old. She learned to fence at 85 and rode a bike at She met Vincent Van gogh! she lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost 115 An amazing and well documented life. Wikipedia her!

Mug shot of Hampton Hirscham, Cornellius Joseph Keevil, William Thomas O'Brien and James O'Brien, 20 July 1921, Central Police Station, Sydney.

Mug shot of Hampton Hirscham, Cornellius Joseph Keevil, William Thomas O’Brien and James O’Brien, 20 July Central Police S.

The woman who posed for the famous poster! ~~~~March is Women's History Month

The ‘we can do it’ lady…

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

Thomas Bede | 22 de novembro de 1928 | This man refused to open his eyes | Bandidos dos anos 1920.

O crime no século XX: 30 fotos de bandidos dos anos 1920

This man refused to open his eyes. New South Wales. / Mug shot of Thomas Bede, 22 November Central Police Station, Sydney [***] // “Special Photograph no. Thomas Bede was.

Kathleen Ward, 14 May 1925 Kathleen Ward had convictions for drunkenness, indecent language and theft. She obviously enjoyed thumbing her nose at the authorities, as can be seen in this image where she appears to have deliberately fluttered her eyes in order to ruin the long-exposure photograph. DOB: 1904.

Kathleen Ward, criminal record number 14 May State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay. Kathleen Ward had convictions for drunkenne.

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May Foster worked with a male accomplice to break into numerous houses and steal the contents. She had previous convictions for vagrancy, failing to appear in court and receiving stolen goods. She was sentenced to six months with hard labour.

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Barbara Turner (alias Tierney, Tiernan, Taylor, Florence Gillespie or Jessi Turner, sometimes known as Barbara Turner Taylor) was a ‘confide.

Si era già parlato dei  fuorilegge degli anni '20 . In questo caso l'amarcord criminale è declinato al femminile: al Sydney Living Museums sono finite infatti in mostra  le splendide foto segnaletiche dell’archivio storico della polizia di Sydney che ritraggono le donne criminali

Donne criminali: le foto segnaletiche anni '20

Edith Florence Ashton, backyard abortionist resulting in death, theft, fencing stolen goods,

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.

A portrait from Kaveh Golestan's series of photographs of prostitutes in Tehran's Citadel, 1975-1977.

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