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Matilda Devine, criminal record number 659LB, 27 May 1925. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Title:
Matilda Devine, criminal record number 659LB, 27 May 1925. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW.
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Date:
27 May 1925
Format:
glass plate negative : b & w ; 4.75 x 6.5".
Inscription:
Emulsion side: M.DEVINE, 27.5.25, 659LB, 27 28, 11 0N, 108.93, G1, B1
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Description:
Matilda 'Tilly' Devine used a razor to slash a man's face in a barber's shop and was sentenced to two years gaol. She was Sydney's best-known brothel madam and her public quarrels with sly-grog queen Kate Leigh provided the media with an abundance of material. Aged 25
Published in:
Nerida Campbell Femme fatale : the female criminal Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2008. pp 74-75; Pauline Curby Randwick Randwick City Council, 2009, pp.298-299.
Source:
Justice & Police Museum ; FP07_0226_002
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Record number:
35694