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Edith Florence Ashton, criminal record number 767LB, 29 August 1929. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Edith Florence Ashton, criminal record number 767LB, 29 August 1929. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Date:
29 August 1929
Format:
glass plate negative : b & w ; 4.75 x 6.5".
Inscription:
Emulsion side: E.ASHTON.29.8.29, 767L.B, 13 17, U U, 11 10, 2D, 121.207, C.1
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Description:
Edith Ashton was a backyard abortionist who also dabbled in theft and fencing stolen goods. Described in the media as a 'social somebody' and an 'equestrienne' she was, however, not adept at performing abortions and was suspected of contributing to the deaths of at least two women. Aged 37.
Published in:
Nerida Campbell Femme fatale : the female criminal Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2008. pp 122-123
Source:
Justice & Police Museum ; FP07_0233_017
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