Nerida Campbell


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Nerida’s passion for history was influenced by childhood holidays spent at her grandmother’s farm, happily rifling through chests brimming with family photographs, generations of clothing and things she still can’t identify. Studies in history at the University of Sydney opened her eyes to the colour and drama of Sydney’s past and in particular its darker, shadowy stories. As a curator in the City Museums Portfolio she explores tales of the city but with a particular focus on criminality, policing and forensic photography. Her most recent exhibition and publication, Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties, explores the dark side of the 1920s from wayward flappers to stone-cold gangsters.


Stories by Nerida Campbell