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Femme Fatale Exhibition Launch at the Justice & Police Museum

Femme Fatale Exhibition Launch at the Justice & Police Museum  Image: Bill Ranken10 March 2009      Words: MiSociety   Images: Bill Ranken & MiSociety

Woman is rarely wicked, but when she is, she is worse than a man – Italian proverb

Wicked women, seductive sinners, vicious vixens!

Isn’t it remarkable how there are so many dishonorable descriptive phrases pertaining to the female gender when she erred to the wrong side of the law in days gone by. 

Today’s female criminals appear to pale in comparison to those of an earlier era in Australia when times were tough - and the ladies tougher.

If you thought that it was only the blokes that held the monopoly on crime and corruption back then, think again and get along to Sydney’s Justice and Police Museum for an eye opener.

Some of these ’ladettes’ were real scary scoundrels who wielded great power then (and possible still could if they were amongst us today) and I for one wouldn’t like to meet any one of them in some dark alley in Sydney.

This intriguing exhibition was heralded by excellent speeches made by some of today’s ladies we can be proud of - Jill Wran and Tara Moss.

A large mixed and interesting crowd attended the opening of Femme Fatale in this historical museum that is actually the original courthouse that many of these dastardly damsels would have fronted.

Get along to this exhibition that has been expertly curated by Nerida Campbell as  you will find it fascinating and while you are there check out this exhibition’s unique merchandise – we loved it!

Congrats to all involved and also to Avocado Group catering – the food was delicious (the prawns especially good) and your staff delightful.

Showing Saturday 7 March, 2009 — Sunday 18 April, 2010  – Open Weekends Only
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