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Myrtle Lee, described in the media as 'a well-dressed woman', stabbed Mary Moon twice at the residence of a Chinese man in Alexandria. The press emphasised the racial nature of the attack with a headline 'White and Yellow'. Lee was sentenced to six months gaol. Aged 35.

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New South Wales. Dept. of Prisons
Thursday, 4 August 1927
Myrtle Lee, described in the media as 'a well-dressed woman', stabbed Mary Moon twice at the residence of a Chinese man in Alexandria. The press emphasised the racial nature of the attack with a headline 'White and Yellow'. Lee was sentenced to six months gaol. Aged 35.
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Myrtle Lee, criminal record number 712LB, 4 August 1927. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Myrtle Lee, criminal record number 712LB, 4 August 1927. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Nerida Campbell 'Femme fatale: the female criminal' Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2008.