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Portrait of T. J. Ley, 1925 [picture] / Romney
Bib ID 1601322
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Online Versions
Description 1925 
1 photograph : sepia toned 19.9 x 14.9 cm. 
Biography/History

Thomas Ley was a N.S.W. (later Federal) parliamentarian. In 1928 he was defeated in the Federal elections after various ill-fated business dealings and the death or disappearance of a number of opponents. He was found guilty of the murder of a barman John Mudie in 1946 and sentenced to death. He was found insane and transferred to Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum where he died on 27 July 1947.

Notes

Title from inscription on reverse.

Condition: Good.

Inscriptions: "Romney" --In ink lower right corner. "T. J. Ley, Barton, 1925" --In pencil on front of cover. "T. J. Ley, Barton (N.S.W.) general election 1925" --In pencil on reverse.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-136711686

Subjects Ley, Thomas John, 1880-1947 -- Portraits.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Portraits.  |  Politicians -- New South Wales -- Portraits.  |  Murderers -- New South Wales -- Portraits.
Occupation Federal politicians.  |  State and Territory politicians.  |  Murderers.
Other authors/contributors Romney Studios

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