Full Record

Houses facing the water in Hardys Bay on the New South Wales central coast, 5 January 1948
Click on image to enlarge
Request a copy
 
Title:
Houses facing the water in Hardys Bay on the New South Wales central coast, 5 January 1948
Creator:
Date:
1948
Format:
photographic cellulose negative: b&w; 3.25 x 4.25 in.
Inscription:
Envelope containing negative identifies the photographer as 'Sgt Brown' and the date the photograph was taken as '5.1.48'.
Subject:
Series:
Description:
The photograph depicts the locality of a shooting death that took place in the NSW central coast town of Hardys Bay on 3 January 1948. A fisherman named William Joseph Realph was shot by a postal employee named Robert John Murray. Murray was charged with murder but plead guilty to manslaughter in the Sydney Central Criminal Court in March and was sentenced to seven years penal servitude. The case was widely reported in the local and metropolitan press.
Part of an archive of forensic photography created between 1912 and 1964. This image is one of a series of 10 negatives contained in envelope no. 3453, box no. 3431-3453.
Source:
Justice & Police Museum ; FP10_0023_005
Rights:
You may save or print this image for research and study. If you wish to use it for any other purposes, you must contact Sydney Living Museums to request permission.
Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
56053