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...