Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 23 January 2014 - 8:42pm

Mrs Dorothy Mort was having an affair with dashing young doctor Claude Tozer. On 21 December 1920 Tozer visited Mort's home intending to break off the relationship. Mort shot him dead and then attempted to commit suicide. She was released from gaol shortly after this photograph was taken and disappeared from the public eye.

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New South Wales. Dept. of Prisons
Wednesday, 16 October 1929
Mrs Dorothy Mort was having an affair with dashing young doctor Claude Tozer. On 21 December 1920 Tozer visited Mort's home intending to break off the relationship. Mort shot him dead and then attempted to commit suicide. She was released from gaol shortly after this photograph was taken and disappeared from the public eye.
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Dorothy Mort, criminal record number 773LB, 16 October 1929. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Dorothy Mort, criminal record number 773LB, 16 October 1929. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Published Note

Nerida Campbell <A href="http://appfirst/firstadmin/forms/fullRecord.jsp?recno=35761">Femme fatale : the female criminal </A>Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2008. pp 109