Razor gangs were criminal gangs that dominated the Sydney crime scene in the 1920s. With the passage of the Pistol Licensing Act (NSW) 1927, the New South Wales State Parliament imposed severe penalties for carrying concealed firearms and handguns. Sydney gangland figures then chose razors as preferred weapons, for their capacity to inflict disfiguring scars.

Razor gangs were criminal gangs that dominated the Sydney crime scene in the 1920s. With the passage of the Pistol Licensing Act (NSW) 1927, the New South Wales State Parliament imposed severe penalties for carrying concealed firearms and handguns. Sydney gangland figures then chose razors as preferred weapons, for their capacity to inflict disfiguring scars.

Memento Mori: Postmortem Photographs.   This is one of the Charles Van Schaick photographs that was used in the book "Wisconsin Death Trip." It's a portrait of deceased twin infants in coffins: Robert and Janet Fitzpatrick were born on July 5, 1885, and died April 20, 1886. This mourning ritual was widespread in19th-century America - I find it fascinating.

Memento Mori: Postmortem Photographs. This is one of the Charles Van Schaick photographs that was used in the book "Wisconsin Death Trip." It's a portrait of deceased twin infants in coffins: Robert and Janet Fitzpatrick were born on July 5, 1885, and died April 20, 1886. This mourning ritual was widespread in19th-century America - I find it fascinating.

Criminals from the 1920s. Click through to the website. There's whole lot of old criminal picture. Its quite interesting

Criminals from the 1920s. Click through to the website. There's whole lot of old criminal picture. Its quite interesting

photo police sydney australie mugshot 1920 21 800x589 Portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920

photo police sydney australie mugshot 1920 21 800x589 Portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920

This Nelly Cameron, who inspired Kenneth Slessor's poem, The Gunman's Girl. She makes a brief appearance in the novel.

This Nelly Cameron, who inspired Kenneth Slessor's poem, The Gunman's Girl. She makes a brief appearance in the novel.

1920’s Slang, Lingo, Phrases

1920’s Slang, Lingo, Phrases

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New York

Sydney Justice & Police Museum, police photos from 1920s collected by Peter Doyle

Sydney Justice & Police Museum, police photos from 1920s collected by Peter Doyle

Portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920 photo police sydney australie mugshot 1920 28

Portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920 photo police sydney australie mugshot 1920 28

The stolen children  They were sent from Irish orphanages to Australia with the promise of freedom. Instead, writes Declan Cashin, our child migrants battled with abuse and slave labour

The stolen children They were sent from Irish orphanages to Australia with the promise of freedom. Instead, writes Declan Cashin, our child migrants battled with abuse and slave labour

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