The Resource Sydney Noir

Sydney Noir

Label
Sydney Noir
Title
Sydney Noir
Statement of responsibility
Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern
Creator
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HA7CxbSLR34
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first ever book devoted entirely to the golden years of the Sydney underworld.In the late 1960s Sydney was one of the most prosperous places on earth and one of the most corrupt. A large proportion of the population was engaged in illegal gambling and other activities that made colourful characters such as Lennie McPherson, Abe Saffron and George Freeman wealthy and, to many, folk heroes. Thousands of American soldiers on their seven-day leave from Vietnam turned Kings Cross, with its strip shows and night clubs, into one big party.The whole corrupt carnival was run by the police in an arrangement known as 'the joke'. They could just about get away with that term because heroin had not yet turned the underworld into the killing machine it would soon become. Two of the main jokers were also lovers: vice queen Shirley Brifman and violent detective Fred Krahe.In Sydney Noir Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern revisit this dark yet fascinating chapter of Sydney's history, telling stories that would be unbelievable were they not true. Finally, they make the bold argument that premier of the time, Sir Robert Askin, may not have been as guilty of corruption as many have claimed
Summary
The first ever book devoted entirely to the golden years of the Sydney underworld. In the late 1960s Sydney was one of the most prosperous places on earth and one of the most corrupt. A large proportion of the population was engaged in illegal gambling and other activities that made colourful characters such as Lennie McPherson, Abe Saffron and George Freeman wealthy and, to many, folk heroes. Thousands of American soldiers on their seven-day leave from Vietnam turned Kings Cross, with its strip shows and night clubs, into one big party. The whole corrupt carnival was run by the police in an arrangement known as 'the joke'. They could just about get away with that term because heroin had not yet turned the underworld into the killing machine it would soon become. Two of the main jokers were also lovers: vice queen Shirley Brifman and violent detective Fred Krahe. In Sydney Noir Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern revisit this dark yet fascinating chapter of Sydney's history, telling stories that would be unbelievable were they not true. Finally, they make the bold argument that premier of the time, Sir Robert Askin, may not have been as guilty of corruption as many have claimed
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10576227
Cataloging source
ANL
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1957-
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  • Duffy, Michael
  • Hordern, Nick
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Hordern, Nick
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True
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the golden years
Label
Sydney Noir
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e81919d2-8391-422f-8a60-1cfabed1389c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742242729
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sydney Noir
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e81919d2-8391-422f-8a60-1cfabed1389c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742242729
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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