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Crooks Like Us

Peter Doyle


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PUBLISHED: 17th July 2009
ISBN: 9781876991340
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In the 1920s, Sydney police began quietly assembling a gallery of the city's most light-fingered, fleet-footed, silver-tongued rogues. Based on years of research into police files, court records, newspapers and other sources, Crooks Like Us offers a glimpse into the difficult lives of these fugitive souls.
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  • Paperback
    $48.00
PUBLISHED: 17th July 2009
ISBN: 9781876991340
ANNOTATION:
In the 1920s, Sydney police began quietly assembling a gallery of the city's most light-fingered, fleet-footed, silver-tongued rogues. Based on years of research into police files, court records, newspapers and other sources, Crooks Like Us offers a glimpse into the difficult lives of these fugitive souls.

Annotation

In the 1920s, Sydney police began quietly assembling a gallery of the city's most light-fingered, fleet-footed, silver-tongued rogues. Based on years of research into police files, court records, newspapers and other sources, Crooks Like Us offers a glimpse into the difficult lives of these fugitive souls.

Publisher Description

In the 1920s, Sydney police began quietly assembling a gallery of the city's most light-fingered, fleet-footed, silver-tongued rogues - con artists, magsmen, housebreakers, thugs, gunmen, shoplifters, drug dealers, pickpockets and hooligans. These extraordinary images resurfaced in the 1980s, long after the original paperwork had been lost and the crooks, the cops and all who remembered them had passed on. Based on years of research into police files, court records, newspapers and other sources, Crooks Like Us offers a glimpse into the difficult lives of these fugitive souls - what they did, who they hurt, who hurt them, where they came from and, sometimes, where they ended up. Illustrated with rich, emotionally charged police 'special photographs' from the Justice and Police Museum, Sydney, Crooks Like Us opens a secret door on to Sydney's hidden histories.

Author Biography

Peter Doyle is the author of City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948 (with Caleb Williams) and the novel The Devil's Jump.

Product Details

Author
Peter Doyle
Pages
320
Publisher
Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales
Year
2009
ISBN-10
1876991348
ISBN-13
9781876991340
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
Australia
Short Title
CROOKS LIKE US
Language
English
Media
Book
Illustrations
200+ Images
Publication Date
2009-12-16

Product Reviews

09 Apr, 2018
An impressive volume with outstanding portrait photographs, gives an insight into the painful world, the fallen existences before our time .....
By Matthias H