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The worst woman in Sydney : the life and crimes of Kate Leigh / Leigh Straw
Bib ID 7135397
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Straw, Leigh, author
 
Online Access
Description Sydney NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2016 
©2016 
1 online resource (264 pages) : portraits 
ISBN 9781742247700
Invalid ISBN 9781742234793 (paperback)
9781742242330 (ebook)
Technical Details

text file : PDF : 3.79MB 

Summary

The pretty girl of the underworld is dead. Depressed and reclusive in her Taylor Square apartment, Nellie Cameron laid her head inside an oven and turned on the gas. She was 41. Nellie left behind a private-school education on the wealthy North Shore and burst onto the Sydney crime scene in the late 1920s. She was a beautiful, extravagant and tough woman who won many a gangster’s heart in what was a violent life. Eighteen months before her death, Nellie’s lover shot her in the stomach. When doctors operated to extract the bullet, they found other healed bullet wounds nearby. These were the physical scars of a life lived in the eastern Sydney ganglands.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-2490 and index.

Subjects Leigh, Kate, 1881-1964.  |  Female offenders -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Biography.  |  Criminals -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Biography.  |  Australian

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