Threads of connection
HR101/12-1:3. Detail view of an Egyptian-revival necklace in the form of a long serpentine silver rope chain set with turquoise glass scarabs and faux pearls. It has lengths of serpentine silver rope chain alternating between paired claw set glass scarabs and wire strung single faux pearls. The stylised glass scarabs are moulded and highlighted with gilt. The necklace is broken into three sections but is complete with the exception of one missing scarab and one missing pearl. Two pearls are damaged, one is scarab chipped and all are loose in their settings. Maker unknown, no maker’s mark, early 20th century. The Hamilton Rouse Hill Trust Collection, courtesy of the Historic Houses Trust, Photograph (c) Jamie North

fedoras (hats)

Man's sweat-stained hat, presumably evidence in a criminal matter, atop boxes of police negatives. Location and details unknown, but possibly CIB, Sydney, around 1928.
Mug shot inscribed "Group of Criminals Central 1921", ca.1921, details unknown. Central Police Station, Sydney
Mug shot of C Smith, Joseph Bezzina, William J Williamson, Aiden Feutrill, George Hodder, William Thorson, 25 January 1928, Central Police Station, Sydney.
Mug shot of De Gracy (sic) and Edward Dalton. Details unknown. Central Police Station, Sydney, around 1920.
Mug shot of Hampton Hirscham, Cornellius Joseph Keevil, William Thomas O'Brien and James O'Brien, 20 July 1921, Central Police Station, Sydney.
Mug shot of Thomas Craig, Raymond Neil (aka "Gaffney the Gunman"), William Thompson and FW Wilson, 25 January 1928, Central Police Station, Sydney.
Mug shot of Thomas Maria, Arthur Wyatt, and Patrick Dangar (alias Brosnan), Central Police Station, ca. 1920.