Meet Barbara Turner - Queen of the con


In the early years of the 20th century a large number of charming, well-dressed, smooth-talking full-time confidence artists were busy working scams on the gullible well-to-do of Sydney. One of the most adept was Barbara Turner Taylor.

This week, Dr Peter Doyle a curator of 'City of shadows: inner-city crime & mayhem 1912 -1948' at the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney, talked to Sydney Morning Herald about Barbara Turner one of Sydney's greatest confidence artists.

Discover how this extremely active, high confidence trickster managed to con many a man in Sydney town back in the pre-war years.

Visit the Sydney Morning Herald to watch this video.

See more stories and mugshots from the NSW Police Forensic Archive.

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