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.
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Marion Hall Best Opens in BathurstWednesday 12 February 2020
Marion Hall Best Interiors opened at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery on 7 February. The exhibition, which runs until March 22, includes furniture, textiles, blinds, rugs, lighting, photographs and designs that highlight Best’s lifetime achievements.
Teachers and students to experience new Hyde Park BarracksFriday 7 February 2020
Students and teachers can discover the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks like never before after undergoing its major renewal.Teachers are invited to register for an