Mugshots 1920s style

A few weeks ago I talked about the Registry of Flashmen which was compiled by William Miles, a police commissioner who used the latest surveillance techniques of the 1840s to understand the local criminal class. Fast forward 80 years to the 1920s, and New South Wales...

A cracker of a night

As you oohed and aahed at the magnificent display of fireworks on New Year’s Eve, did you pause to wonder where it all began? There was debate amongst my friends – was it the turn of the millennium when it all took off, or the bicentennial? Well, the...

Every picture tells a story

It often comes as a surprise to modern audiences that a ‘photoshopped’ photograph is nothing new, but photographers have been using ‘cut and paste’ as a way to enhance their images or to tell a different story to the one immediately before the...