Lillian Armfield

It's hard to imagine that happening without Lillian Armfield's tough and fair stance
in the eastern Sydney crime lands through two world wars, the Razor Wars and
the rise of organised crime. From brothels and fortune-telling rooms to sly-grog ...

Lillian Armfield

Author: Leigh Straw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0733638112

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An engaging account of an extraordinary, trailblazing woman - Australia's first female detective - LILLIAN ARMFIELD is also the vivid and gripping story of the origins of Sydney's organised crime underbelly. 'Special Constable' Lillian Armfield was policing Sydney's mean streets during some of the most dramatic years of crime in the city. By the late 1920s, eastern Sydney was the heartland of organised crime and the notorious turf battles known as the Razor Wars, where bloodied bodies were strewn across streets after late-night clashes between rival gangs. At first disapproved of by her male colleagues, and often working solo and undercover, Lillian investigated it all - from runaway girls, opium dens and back-street sly grog shops to drug trafficking, rape and murder. She dealt with the infamous crime figures of the day - Tilly Devine, Kate Leigh, 'Botany May' Smith and their associates - who eventually accorded Lillian a grudging respect. Lillian Armfield's life and achievements were extraordinary. She paved the way for the women of today's police force and her amazing story is also a compelling chapter in Australian true crime history.

Rugged Angel

Facsimile of the original 1961 edition, published in 1995 to celebrate 80 years of women in policing in New South Wales.

Rugged Angel

Author: Vince Kelly

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ISBN: 9780646236803

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Facsimile of the original 1961 edition, published in 1995 to celebrate 80 years of women in policing in New South Wales. An account of the career of policewoman Lillian Armfield, grudgingly employed in 1915 as a special constable in the police force of NSW. Outlines her contribution over 34 years of police work working with male colleagues on cases involving murder, rape, forgery, spy hunts in the world wars, thefts and drug addiction and also focusing on the sociological aspect of her work involving women and girls.

Pacific Islands Monthly

The father HERE bit Australia's First Policewoman It will no doubt come as a
surprise to many people to learn that when the New South Wales Police Force in
1915 appointed Lillian Armfield to the force as a policewoman , she was probably
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Devine Justice Matriarch of Crime

female police officer with a penchant for wearing a pearl necklace and carrying a
handbag, Lillian May Armfield was Australia's first female detective. Dressed in a
frock or a tailored suit because the department didn't provide a uniform, and ...

Devine Justice  Matriarch of Crime

Author: Devine Justice: Matriarch of Crime

Publisher: Australian Self Publishing Group

ISBN: 0645078069

Page: 534

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In 1917, at the tender age of sixteen Matilda Mary Twiss married Sapper James Devine, an Aussie Digger who spent more time AWOL and in detention than carrying out his military duties. Two years later, she arrived on Australian shores as a war bride. Making their home in East Sydney, the Devines involved themselves within Sydney’s criminal underworld. After tolerating years of an abusive marriage,Tilly decided to challenge the inferior status of women in society and set out to prove that you didn’t need to be born with a set of testicles to rule Sydney’s underworld! When women were considered nothing more than breeding stock and houseslaves in a patriarchal society, Tilly worked her way up from the street to become the Queen of Woolloomooloo who, at her peak owned 30 brothels, was the leader of a razor gang and became the richest woman in New South Wales. Ruling the criminal underworld with guts and cunning, in a violent world generally considered a man’s domain, Tilly racked up 204 criminal convictions. She served numerous prison sentences in the New South Wales gaols for prostitution, affray, assault, and attempted murder. Devine Justice takes you on a journey back to the 1920s and onwards where you will be introduced to the violent but captivating criminals who dominated Sydney’s underworld and were integrally involved in Tilly Devine’s life.

The Vaccination Inquirer and Health Review

ARMFIELD ' S CASE . ments of human legislation , The following letter from Dr .
Garth Wilkinson That is exactly what we ... SIR , - - My name is mentioned in
connection with a vaccination certificate which I gave for Evelyn Lilian Armfield ,
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Eugenia

Lillian Armfield. Five years earlier, Constable Armfield had been appointed a
probationary special constable, making her the first policewoman in Australia.
About half an hour after Robson, Watkins and their prisoner had arrived
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Eugenia

Author: Mark Tedeschi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1922052329

Page: 260

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This is the true crime account of Eugenia Falleni, a woman who in 1920 was charged with the murder of her wife. Eugenia had lived in Australia for twenty-two years as a man and during that time officially married twice. She lived a full married life with her first wife, Annie, for four years before Annie realised that her husband was a woman. Even after Annie knew, they lived together for eight months before they went on a bush picnic, when Annie mysteriously died. Her body was not identified for almost three years, and during this time Eugenia married again, this time to Lizzie. When Eugenia was finally arrested and charged with Annie's murder, the police attempted to tell Lizzie that her husband was a woman. She laughed at them - she was so convinced that her husband was a man that she thought she was pregnant to him. This is the story of one of the most extraordinary criminal trials in legal history anywhere in the world. The book traces Eugenia's history: from her early years in an Italian immigrant family in New Zealand, to her brutal treatment when she first tried living as a man. The story then follows the twenty-two years that she lived in Sydney as Harry Crawford - exploring how Harry managed to convince two wives that he was a man. The trial of Eugenia Falleni for Annie's murder is extensively analysed in a clear and easily understood way by the author, Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi QC, one of Australia's foremost criminal law barristers.

Femme Fatale

In 1915 the New South Wales Government employed its first female police officer
, Lillian Armfield . Employment conditions for the first women police were
appalling : the pay was abysmal , they were not issued with a uniform , were not
entitled ...

Femme Fatale

Author: Nerida Campbell

Publisher: Historic Houses Trust of New South

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Contrasts the glamour of the noir seductress and pulp novel siren with the reality experienced by actual female criminals in Australia.

Camping by a Billabong

Camping by a Billabong

Author: Robert French

Publisher: Black Wattle Press

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Collection of gay and lesbian stories from Australian history. Thoroughly researched and documented with sources listed at the end of each chapter. Includes a bibliography. The author is a professional archivist who writes the widely syndicated column TIn the Past Lane'.

Television Antiheroines

Lillian Armfield (Lucy Wigmore) is the arresting officer, apparently the first
policewoman in Sydney, if not Australia. Nellie is beautiful, sixteen, educated,
from an upper middle-class family and wants very much to work as a prostitute.
Tilly and ...

Television Antiheroines

Author: Milly Buonanno

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783207620

Page: 295

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With a foreword by Diane Negra and Jorie Lagerway As television has finally started to create more leading roles for women, the female antiheroine has emerged as a compelling and dynamic character type. Television Antiheroines looks closely at this recent development, exploring the emergence of women characters in roles typically reserved for men, particularly in the male-dominated genre of the crime and prison drama. The essays collected in Television Antiheroines are divided into four sections or types of characters: mafia women, drug dealers and aberrant mothers, women in prison, and villainesses. Looking specifically at shows such as Gomorrah, Mafiosa, The Wire, The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black, and Antimafia Squad, the contributors explore the role of race and sexuality and focus on how many of the characters transgress traditional ideas about femininity and female identity, such as motherhood. They examine the ways in which bad women are portrayed and how these characters undermine gender expectations and reveal the current challenges by women to social and economic norms. Television Antiheroines will be essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in crime and prison drama and the rising prominence of women in nontraditional roles.

The A to Z of who is who in Australia s History

... to New York and London Film Festivals an ARMFIELD , Lillian May 1884-1971
Born Mittagong , New South Wales , on 3 December 1884 Australia's first
policewoman Lillian Armfield was just over thirty years of age when , in the
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Bulletin of Duke University

... Acting Assistant Dean of Trinity College Howard Austin Stroble, Ph.D. Assistant
Dean of Trinity College C. Hilburn Womble, Ph.D. Assistant Dean of
Undergraduate Men Lillian Armfield Lee, M.S.Ed Assistant Dean of
Undergraduate Women, ...

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Includes announcements and catalogs of courses of instruction, and sundry reports, directories, information and regulations of the university and its various schools and colleges. These announcements, catalogs, etc. are subseries of the Bulletin and usually carry issue nos. within each vol. or academic year, but not necessarily the same issue no. each year.

Journal and Proceedings

... Board for restoration of the Cook Memorial by the Royal Australian Historical
Society , and the request is at present being considered . Book Reviews
RUGGED ANGEL — The Amazing Career of Policewoman Lillian Armfield , by
Vince Kelly ...

Journal and Proceedings

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Includes the Society's Annual report and statement of accounts.

Sand on the Gumshoe

... Australia ' s Most Unpopular Cop ( Sydney , Angus & Robertson , 1956 ) ,
Rugged Angel ; the Amazing Career of Policewoman Lillian Armfield ( Sydney ,
Angus & Robertson , 1961 ) and The Shark Arm Case ( Sydney , Horwitz , 1963 )
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Sand on the Gumshoe

Author: David Latta

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10 stories representing the various types and styles of crime fiction that Australians wrote and read in the century from 1850.

It Does Not Pay to Compromise

Elsewhere , Australia ' s first policewoman , Sergeant Lillian Armfield , has told
how the Italian girl was dumped ashore at Newcastle and left to fend for herself ,
and how Falleni , after the birth of her daughter whom she called Josephine ,
went ...

It Does Not Pay to Compromise

Author: Vincent Kelly

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The Bulletin

Lillian Armfield. In the novel Xavier Herbert reappears with his massive Soldiers'
Women, dealing in realistic terms with the lives of the women of an Australian city
during World War II. Phillip Jones, a newcomer, in Time of the Bora examines ...

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Angel Of Death

Dulcie's story is the third intersecting part of my Australian women and crime
trilogy, after The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh and
Lillian Armfield: How Australia's First Female Detective Took on Tilly Devine and
the ...

Angel Of Death

Author: Leigh Straw

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1460710770

Page: 320

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The newspapers called her 'Australia's most beautiful bad woman' and she was deadly to know... This is the story of 'pretty' Dulcie Markham, a key figure of the underworld of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, who, according to one crime reporter, 'saw more violence and death than any other woman in Australia's history'. Nicknamed the 'Black Widow' and 'Angel of Death' by the crooks, reporters and police who knew her best, Dulcie's lovers were stabbed and gunned down in the most violent years of Australian crime, the 1920s to the 1950s. Not always by her ... PRAISE 'For readers new to the history of this appalling yet enthralling era of organised crime, the book will simply astonish' Catie Gilchrist, author of Murder, Misadventure and Miserable Ends, Tales from a Colonial Coroner's Court