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Dorothy Mort, criminal record number 518LB, 18 April 1921. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Title:
Dorothy Mort, criminal record number 518LB, 18 April 1921. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Date:
18 April 1921
Format:
Glass plate negative: b&w; 4.75 x 6.5
Inscription:
Emulsion side: 518.L.B 1/1 U/U 00/00 9, D.MORT. 18.4.21
Subject:
Description:
Convicted of murder. Mrs Dorothy Mort was having an affair with dashing young doctor Claude Tozer. On 21 December 1920 Tozer visited her home with the intention of breaking off the relationship. Mort shot him dead before attempting to commit suicide. Aged 32. Part of an archive of forensic photography created by the NSW Police between 1912 and 1964.
Published in:
Nerida Campbell Femme fatale : the female criminal Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2008. pp 108 Mark Tedeschi Eugenia: a true story of adversity, tragedy, crime and courage Simon & Schuster Australia, 2012.
Source:
Justice & Police Museum ; FP07_0216_003
Rights:
Justice & Police Museum
Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
35363