News & Exhibitions 2010 News

Sin City: Crime and Corruption in 20th Century Sydney

24 April 2010 — 22 May 2010
Justice & Police Museum
Cnr Phillip & Albert Streets
Circular Quay Sydney

From crooked police, politicians and judges, through to the shysters, hucksters and thugs who ran Sydney's sub terrain, few cities have experienced such overt corruption as Sydney during the 20th century. Organised crime held a grip on the city and corruption was rife, infiltrating the top levels of politics, law and justice.

Focusing on the 1940s to the 1980s, the new Sin City exhibition at the Justice & Police Museum will examine some of the audacious crimes, fascinating people and various vice trades - from suburban bookmakers and sly-grog sellers to narcotics dealers and flashy illegal casinos - that bankrolled corruption.

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