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Portrait of Thomas J. Ley [picture] / H.E. Davis
Bib ID 590830
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Davis, H. E
 
Online Versions
Description [192-?] 
1 photograph : sepia toned oval image 17.3 x 12 cm. on mount 33.5 x 24.6 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: "Thomas J. Ley" --In pencil on reverse. "H.E. Davis, photo artist, Kogarah Bay, Sans Souci" --Stamped on reverse.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-136772929

Related Material Related material: Ley family papers, 1853-1956; National Library of Australia manuscript collection MS 6149 
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.

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