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

women prisoners

Elizabeth Ruddy, criminal record number 165LB, 5 January 1915. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay.
Evelyn Courtney, criminal record number 493LB, 3 November 1920. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
Kate Ellick, criminal record number 448LB, 17 February 1919. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay.
Kathleen Ward, criminal record number 658LB, 14 May 1925. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay.
Nellie Cameron, criminal record number 792LB, 29 July 1930. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
Philomena Mary Best, criminal record number 696LB, 15 March 1927. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay.

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