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Vera Purcell led a group of two other teenage girls, aged 14 and 17, who stole a large quantity of clothing from a Darlinghurst house. They were convicted and the younger girls were sent to charitable institutions. Purcell, however, was sentenced to six months with hard labour at the State Reformatory for Women at Long Bay. Charged with: stealing. Aged: 19. DOB: 1901. Criminal associates: Carrie Cadwell (17), Kathleen Costello (14).

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New South Wales. Dept. of Prisons
Tuesday, 7 September 1926
Vera Purcell led a group of two other teenage girls, aged 14 and 17, who stole a large quantity of clothing from a Darlinghurst house. They were convicted and the younger girls were sent to charitable institutions. Purcell, however, was sentenced to six months with hard labour at the State Reformatory for Women at Long Bay. Charged with: stealing. Aged: 19. DOB: 1901. Criminal associates: Carrie Cadwell (17), Kathleen Costello (14).
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Vera Purcell, criminal record number 694LB, 7 September 1926. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW.
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Vera Purcell, criminal record number 694LB, 7 September 1926. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW.
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