Someone else has found the mugshots!
Esther Eggers, 16 December 1919, State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
Crime: malicious injury to property and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. When a police officer arrived to arrest Esther Eggers for malicious damage she attacked him, causing serious injury. Eggers was sentenced to 12 months prison. Aged 22.
Doris Winifred Poole, 31 July 1924.
Doris Poole appeared before the Newtown Police Court charged with stealing jewellery and clothing. She had previously been convicted on a similar charge in North Sydney and so received a six-month sentence with light labour. DOB: 6 June 1903.
Mug shot of William Stanley Moore, 1 May 1925, Central Police Station, Sydney.
This picture appears in the Photo Supplement to the NSW Police Gazette, 28 July, 1926 captioned: ‘Opium dealer./ Operates with large quantities of faked opium and cocaine./ A wharf labourer; associates with water front thieves and drug traders.’
Mug shot of William Munro, 17 September 1924, Central Police Station, Sydney.
Munro is listed in the NSW Police Gazette, 1924 as charged, along with Harris Hunter, with receiving stolen goods to the value of 536 pounds 4 shillings and 1 penny, the property of Snow’s department store.
Mug shot of William Joseph Evans, 26 May 1921, Central Police Station, Sydney. [ed: although I could swear he was Steve Carroll]
William Joseph Evans appears in a lengthy article in Truth (29 May 1921) under the headlines, ‘Sweet Swindle/ Impudent Insurance Impostor/ Evans’ Easy Way of Ekeing Out an Existence/ How Trusting Folk were Left Lamenting/ Cheeky Crook Caged Comfortably’. Evans operated out of a small office at 95 Elizabeth Street.
Claiming to be manager of ‘Insurance, Mercantile and Finance Agency Co’, he roamed the city and suburbs selling bogus insurance policies. For each policy sold he would request a cash deposit of 3 pounds, and would arrange for a medical examination of the insured. Nothing subsequently would be seen of Evans, the doctor or the 3 pounds.
Evans cheated private individuals and business people alike, and even sold a bogus policy to the printer who produced his stationery. At the trial Evans’s counsel appealed for leniency, pointing out that when arrested, he, his wife and child had been living in penury. He received six months jail.
Mug shot of Walter Smith, 15 December 1924, location unknown
Walter Smith is listed in the NSW Police Gazette, 24 December 1924, as ‘charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Mulligan and stealing blinds &c value 20 pounds (part recovered)’, and with ‘stealing clothing, value 26 pounds (recovered) in the dwelling house of Ernest Leslie Mortimer.’ Sentenced to 6 months hard labour.
Mug shot of Thomas Craig, Raymond Neil (aka “Gaffney the Gunman”), William Thompson and FW Wilson, 25 January 1928, Central Police Station, Sydney.
This photograph was apparently taken in the aftermath of a raid led by CIB Chief Bill Mackay - later to be Commissioner of Police - on a house at 74 Riley Street, ‘lower Darlinghurst’. Numerous charges were heard against the 15 men and women arrested. Lessee Joe Bezzina was charged with ‘being the keeper of a house frequented by reputed thieves’, and some of the others were charged with assault, and with ‘being found in a house frequented by reputed thieves’.
The prosecution cast the raid in heroic terms - the Chief of the CIB, desperately outnumbered, had struggled hand to hand in ‘a sweltering melee in one of the most notorious thieves’ kitchens in Sydney’. The defence, on the other hand, described ‘a quiet party, a few drinks, some singing … violently interrupted by a squad of hostile, brawling police’ (Truth, 29 January 1928).
The gallery was packed with friends of the accused, who loudly jeered the prosecution and police witnesses.
Mug shot of Sydney Skukerman, or Skukarman, 25 September 1924, Central Police Station, Sydney
An entry in the Supplement to the NSW Police Gazette Sydney for Skukerman, (alias Kukarman, alias Cecil Landan) is captioned ‘obtains goods from warehousemen by falsely representing that he is in business’.
Mug shot of Phillip Henry Ross, around 1926. Location unknown, possibly Darlinghurst Police Station.
No details recorded.