City of shadows: Sydney police photographs, 1912-1948

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Casts a fascinating light on the shadowy underworld of Sydney in the years between the two world wars. The uncompromising truthfulness of the photos, and the diligence, humility and artfulness used in their manufacture gives them a paradoxically tonic quality. There are horrors here, but delights too.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherHistoric Houses Trust of New South Wales
ISBN (Print)1876991208
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • New South Wales -- Police Dept -- Photograph collections
  • Legal photography -- New South Wales -- Sydney
  • Photograph collections -- New South Wales -- Sydney
  • Police history
  • Photography
  • Urban policing
  • Police investigations
  • Police evidence
  • Crime scene examination


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