When ‘Harry Leon Crawford’, hotel cleaner of Stanmore was
arrested and charged with wife murder he was revealed to be in fact
Eugeni Falleni, a woman and mother, who had been passing as a man since
1899. In 1914, as ‘Harry Crawford’, Falleni had married the widow Annie
Birkett. Three years later, shortly after she announced to a relative
that she had found out ‘something amazing about Harry’, Birkett
Guilty of breaking into an army warehouse and stealing boots and overcoats to the value of 29 pounds 3 shillings.
An entry in the Supplement to
the NSW Police Gazette Sydney for Skukerman, (alias Kukarman, alias
Cecil Landan) is captioned ‘obtains goods from warehousemen by falsely
representing that he is in business’.
Kong Lee makes numerous
appearances in the NSW Police Gazette as a ‘safe blower’ and ‘thief’,
and is noted in the issue of February 1929 as having recently been seen
riding trains ‘in the company of card sharpers and spielers’.
A con man who sells suburban
building blocks at grossly inflated prices, by falsely leading the
buyers to believe the lots may be promptly resold for a huge profit.
Convicted in October 1924 of
making counterfeit coins, and of having a coining instrument (ie a
mould) in his possession, for which he was sentenced to two years
imprisonment with hard labour.
Robbery under arms
Stealing goods in custody, indecent langauge, stealing, receiving and throwing a missile.
Bigamy and theft
Theft of a fur coat
Convicted of murder. Mrs Dorothy
Mort was having an affair with dashing young doctor Claude Tozer. On 21
December 1920 Tozer visited her home with the intention of breaking off
the relationship. Mort shot him dead before attempting to commit
Backyard abortionist who also dabbled in theft and fencing stolen goods
Emily Hemsworth killed her
three-week-old son but could not remember any details of the murder. She
was found not guilty due to insanity.
Theft of an umbrella
She had multiple convictions for
drunkenness, vagrancy and petty theft. Her head was probably shaved
upon her entry to prison to eradicate head lice