Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 23 January 2014 - 8:44pm

Matilda 'Tilly' Devine used a razor to slash a man's face in a barber's shop and was sentenced to two years gaol. She was Sydney's best-known brothel madam and her public quarrels with sly-grog queen Kate Leigh provided the media with an abundance of material. Aged 25

FP07_0226_002
New South Wales. Dept. of Prisons
Wednesday, 27 May 1925
Matilda 'Tilly' Devine used a razor to slash a man's face in a barber's shop and was sentenced to two years gaol. She was Sydney's best-known brothel madam and her public quarrels with sly-grog queen Kate Leigh provided the media with an abundance of material. Aged 25
glass plate negative : b & w ; 4.75 x 6.5".
Photograph
Image File Custom
Matilda Devine, criminal record number 659LB, 27 May 1925. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
355,500
Emulsion side: M.DEVINE, 27.5.25, 659LB, 27 28, 11 0N, 108.93, G1, B1
Justice & Police Museum
Matilda Devine, criminal record number 659LB, 27 May 1925. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW.
Sydney Living Museums Image Sydney Living Museums Image
0

Published Note

Nerida Campbell <A title="Nerida Campbell Femme fatale : the female criminal Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2008. pp 74-75; Pauline Curby Randwick Randwick City Council, 2009, pp.298-299." 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 74-75; Pauline Curby <A href="http://appfirst/firstadmin/forms/fullRecord.jsp?recno=37794">Randwick</A> Randwick City Council, 2009, pp.298-299.