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Investigating the lives of historical offenders in Australia

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Australia, 19th-20th centuries, criminals

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Norman Bruhn: A Man with Criminal Connections

The interwar era was a key period in Australia’s criminal justice history, one that saw the rise of organised crime,... • posted 524 days ago

Lily Walker: A Prostitute-Pickpocket Meets A Reverend

Although male offenders far outnumbered women, both historically and in the present, the lives of over 6,000 female offenders... • posted 546 days ago

William King: An African-American Prisoner in Nineteenth-Century Australia

Prison records reveal fascinating, complex and often tragic human stories. Delving into almost any prisoner’s life... • posted 698 days ago