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City of Shadows


Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948

Focusing on the victims, perpetrators and vicinities of crime, the original City of Shadows introduced the world to the Justice & Police Museum’s extraordinary and compelling collection of police forensic photography dating from 1912 to 1948.

You will meet thieves, breakers, receivers, magsmen, spielers, urgers, gingerers, false pretenders, hotel barbers, shoplifters, dope users, prostitutes, makers of false oaths and the occasional murderer.

Peter Doyle is the author of Crooks Like Us, which, like this book, draws on the forensic photography and glass plate negatives archive at Sydney Living Museum's Justice & Police Museum. Peter lectures in Media at Macquarie University, and is the author of the novel The Devil's Jump. 

Visit Sydney Living Museum's Justice & Police Museum for the Notorious Criminals Exhibition, open weekends only.

Peter Doyle
Published 2005 
240 pages
215mm x 310mm

ISBN 9781876991203

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