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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
Statement of responsibility
Leigh Straw
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Genre
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
Summary
Infamous in her day, but nearly forgotten now, Kate Leigh was a bootlegger, madam, gang member, and notoriously clever woman who ran her illegal empire at the beginning decades of the 20th century. The reader learns of Leigh's rough childhood, and of her budding criminal career in the ?sly-grog? market. Of special note is the running examination throughout the text of what Leigh represented to the general pubic. What does a ?proper? society do with an independent, outspoken woman criminal? The book includes several photographs of Leigh and her cohorts. Also included is a comprehensive bibliography; the text is fully notated. Distributed in North America by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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
Nature of contents
bibliography
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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
Note
  • Set in 16point
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Originally published by NewSouth Publishing, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058591233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
xxii, 316 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525227288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)958224009
Label
The worst woman in Sydney : the life and crimes of Kate Leigh, Leigh Straw
Publication
Note
  • Set in 16point
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Originally published by NewSouth Publishing, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058591233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
xxii, 316 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525227288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)958224009

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