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PHOTOGRAPHY – Murder and Mayhem: Sydney’s Crime History

September 5, 2009

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  • 11.00am to 4.00pm
  • a History Week 2009 free event

Investigate some of Sydney’s most intriguing murders and learn about significant collections that document Sydney’s criminal past. The City of Sydney, together with State Records NSW and the City of Sydney Historical Association, presents a free program of talks, exhibitions, computer workshops, film and images exploring crime history in 20th century Sydney. Bookstall by Gleebooks. Free shuttle bus to the Millers Point Community Festival. Highlights include:
“Documenting the Crim”. A display of photographs and documents associated with inmates of Darlinghurst Gaol, 1869-1914, drawn from the collection of State Records NSW.

Barnet Long Room Lecture program:
11.30am   The Shark Arm Murder – Emma Baker
12.30pm   Crime Scene Photography from the Justice and Police Museum – Holly Schulte
1.30pm     Tilly Devine, Kate Leigh and the Razor Gangs – Larry Writer
2.30pm     “Who killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler?” – behind the documentary – Peter Butt

When: Saturday 5 September 2009, 11.00am to 4.00pm
Where: Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
Contact: 9265 9102,  www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/history
Cost: Free.

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