Richard Dennis, special photograph number 1677, 31 May 1928, probably Central Police Station, Sydney. New South Wales Police Forensic Photography Archive, Sydney Living Museums

Welcome to the dark side of the Roaring Twenties

Exhibition now on tour

Descend into Sydney’s seedy underworld in our new photographic exhibition revealing the dark side of the Roaring Twenties.

Explore more than 130 candid and compelling mugshots taken by New South Wales Police between 1920 and 1930. Known as the ‘Specials’, they are unlike any found elsewhere in the world.

Immerse yourself in all things Underworld with the stunning accompanying book and an exciting line-up of talks, tours and more.

Tour schedule

Newcastle Museum
6 Workshop Way, Newcastle NSW 2300

Sat 9 Mar 2019–Sun 30 June 2019

Leeton Shire Council
23-25 Chelmsford Place Leeton NSW 2705

Fri 12 Jul 2019–Sun 13 Oct 2019