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Long Bay : a prison history / Patrick Kennedy
Bib ID 7498829
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Kennedy, Patrick, author
 
Description Ultimo, New South Wales : Halstead Press, 2018 
©2018 
254 pages : illustrations (some colour), plans, portraits, photographs ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781925043419 (hardback)
Summary

For over a century Long Bay Gaol has been home to Australia's most notorious villains, including Darcy Dugan, Tilly Devine, "Neddy Smith", Roger Rogerson, Russell Cox, and members of the Comanchero bikie gang. Pat Kennedy grew up next door, where a 6 in backyard cricket meant climbing the outer wall. His parents worked inside, and as an ambulance paramedic, he was called to crime scenes in and out of the prison.

Full contents
  • Foreward
  • Chronological index
  • Introduction
  • 1. Long Bay: the suburb embarrassed by its name
  • 2. The makings of a prison
  • 3. The Gaol complex: Women's Reformatory, MRP and Hospitals
  • 4. The Central Industrial Prison: the infamous "OBS" and the murder of John Mewburn
  • 5. Emergency response: riots and shanghais
  • 6. The Metropolitan Remand Centre: home to the Comancheros after the "Father's Day Massacre"
  • 7. The Malabar Training Centre: low security, high drama
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (page 246) and index.

NLApp73152

Subjects Long Bay Gaol -- History.  |  Long Bay Correctional Centre.  |  History.  |  True crime.  |  Prisons -- New South Wales -- Long Bay.  |  Prisons -- New South Wales -- History.  |  Prisons -- New South Wales -- Malabar -- History.  |  Australian

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