13/12/2010

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Amy Lee, criminal record number 780LB, 30 January 1930. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW


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. +






Eugenia Falleni, alias Harry Crawford, criminal record number 741LB, 16 August 1928. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW



Convicted of murder. Eugenia Falleni spent most of her life masquerading as a man. In 1913 Falleni married a widow, Annie Birkett, whom she later murdered. The case whipped the public into a frenzy as they clamoured for details of the 'man-woman' murderer. Aged approximately 43. Part of an archive of forensic photography created by the NSW Police between 1912 and 1964. +







Esther Eggers, criminal record number 465LB, 16 December 1919. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW



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. Aged 22. Part of an archive of forensic photography created by the NSW Police between 1912 and 1964. +






Elizabeth Ruddy, criminal record number 165LB, 5 January 1915


Elizabeth Ruddy was a career criminal who was convicted of stealing from the house of one Andrew Foley. She was sentenced to 12 months with hard labour. DOB: 1854, Scotland. +






Edith Florence Ashton, criminal record number 767LB, 29 August 1929. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW




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. +






Dorothy Mort, criminal record number 518LB, 18 April 1921



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. +







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