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Convicted of conspiracy to procure an abortion. Lillian Boland worked as a secretary for an illegal abortionist who operated out of a dentist’s surgery on Oxford Street, Paddington. Boland protested her innocence and ignorance of the 'doctor's' work; however, the court decided she must have had detailed knowledge of the business and handed her a suspended sentence of 12 months hard labour.

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New South Wales. Dept. of Prisons
Thursday, 28 September 1922
Convicted of conspiracy to procure an abortion. Lillian Boland worked as a secretary for an illegal abortionist who operated out of a dentist’s surgery on Oxford Street, Paddington. Boland protested her innocence and ignorance of the 'doctor's' work; however, the court decided she must have had detailed knowledge of the business and handed her a suspended sentence of 12 months hard labour.
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Lillian May Southwell Boland, criminal record number 553LB, 28 September 1922. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Lillian May Southwell Boland, criminal record number 553LB, 28 September 1922. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Nerida Campbell <A title="Nerida Campbell Femme fatale : the female criminal Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2008. pp 100-101" href="http://appfirst/firstadmin/forms/fullRecord.jsp?recno=35761" _title="true">Femme fatale : the female criminal </A>Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2008. pp 100-101