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The Resource The worst woman in Sydney : the life and crimes of Kate Leigh, Leigh Straw

The worst woman in Sydney : the life and crimes of Kate Leigh, Leigh Straw

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The worst woman in Sydney : the life and crimes of Kate Leigh
Title
The worst woman in Sydney
Title remainder
the life and crimes of Kate Leigh
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Leigh Straw
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Language
eng
Summary
Matriarch of the criminal underworld ...or the Robin Hood of inner Sydney? The legend of Kate Leigh, Sydney's famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer, has loomed large in TV's Underbelly and every other account of Sydney's criminal history from the 1920s to the 1960s. But she has never had a biography of her own. Despite having more than 100 criminal convictions to her name, Kate Leigh is also remembered as a local hero, giving money to needy families and supporting her local community through the hard times of Depression and war. Here, novelist and historian Leigh Straw teases out the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld figure
Biography type
individual biography
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10541134
Cataloging source
AU@
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Straw, Leigh
Dewey number
364.374
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Leigh, Kate
  • Female offenders
  • Criminals
Target audience
adult
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the life and crimes of Kate Leigh
Label
The worst woman in Sydney : the life and crimes of Kate Leigh, Leigh Straw
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057002065
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781742234793
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)935210358
Label
The worst woman in Sydney : the life and crimes of Kate Leigh, Leigh Straw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057002065
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781742234793
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)935210358

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