Australian female criminals

Australia‘s Justice & Police Museum has released 2,500 photographs of female criminals from the 1920s. The pictures of murderers, bigamists, bootleggers and prostitutes provide a fascnating glimpse into life in Australia in the early 20th Century. There’s a selection at with a link to the main site.

There is a photo [right] of Eugenia Falleni, alias Harry Crawford, criminal record number 499LB, 21   October 1920. Crime: murder. Eugenia Falleni spent most of her life   masquerading as a man. In 1913 Falleni married a widow, Annie Birkett, whom   she later murdered. The case whipped the public into a frenzy as they   clamoured for details of the ‘man-woman’ murderer. Aged approximately 35. takes you straight to the museum site.  The website is not easy to search and I eventually found the first 4 photos at and a further list at



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Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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