Monday, 22 September 2014

A Video Tour of Australian Prostitutes in the 1920s

A Video Tour of Australian Prostitutes in the 1920s





Transcript

Hello, this is Canadian MGTOW.  Having fun! and not giving a shit!

I thought for today, I would just make a fluff piece, much like what mainstream media provides us every day.  So sit back, turn off your brain, and enjoy today's topic... A Tour of Australian Prostitutes in the 1920s...

In 1990 the Historic Houses Trust rescued a remarkable collection of New South Wales Police forensic photographs from a flooded warehouse in Lidcombe, Australia.  The archive contains approximately 130,000 glass plate negatives depicting crime scenes, police activities, forensic evidence and mug shots and may be the biggest police photography collection in the southern hemisphere...

Prostitute Ettie Sultana worked in northern New South Wales and in the Queensland cities of Brisbane and Toowoomba for most of her career. She had multiple convictions for prostitution, theft, drunkenness, swearing and vagrancy. She was sentenced to six months with hard labour.  In this 1922 photo, she is aged 37...

This photo, dated 27 May 1925, features Matilda Devine.

Matilda ‘Tilly’ Devine used a razor to slash a man’s face in a barber’s shop and was sentenced to only two years jail.  She was Sydney’s best-known brothel madam and her public quarrels with Kate Leigh provided the media with an abundance of material. In this picture, she is age 25...

Next up is Nellie Camerron...
Nellie Cameron was one of Sydney’s best-known, and most desired, prostitutes. Lillian Armfield, Australia’s first policewoman, said Cameron had an ‘assured poise that set her apart from all the other women of the Australian underworld’. In this picture she is 21 years old...

Speaking of pearl necklaces, next is Pearl McFadden, in this photo dated 31 October 1928.

18 year old Pearl McFadden may have been supporting herself by working as a prostitute. Many sex workers were charged with vagrancy and having insufficient means of support, as it was a relatively easy charge to prove. McFadden was sentenced to six months with hard labour...

In this April Fool's day, 1921 photo is Phyllis Carmier! But on this particular day she was nobody's fool...

British-born Carmier was known as ‘Yankee’ Phyllis because of her peculiar accent. She stabbed her pimp to death during a violent altercation. The 32 year old Carmier attracted much sympathy in the media, who labelled her crime a justifiable homicide.  As they said in the movie Hustle and Flow, Times are hard for a pimp!

This photo dated 27 April 1927, features Elizabeth Singleton....

Elizabeth Singleton had multiple convictions for soliciting and was described in police records as a ‘common prostitute’. She was imprisoned at Long Bay but the details of her sentence have been lost. Her date of birth is listed as 1905 making her age 22.  More like 22 going on 42!  As Joe Cocker used to sing, "You can leave your hat on...."  Preferably over her face...

This concludes your Tour of Australian Prostitutes in the 1920s...

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