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Gangland Melbourne

Author: James Morton; Susanna Lobez
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout the past century, Melbourne has spawned its fair share of notorious criminals some more infamous than others. In this compelling and comprehensive book, James Morton and Susanna Lobez take you on a tour of Melbourne's criminal past, visiting Australia's favourite larrikin Squizzy Taylor, career criminals Chopper Read and the Pettingill family, as well as chronicling the long-running Painters and Dockers'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Morton; Susanna Lobez
ISBN: 9780522858693 0522858694
OCLC Number: 712025530
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Not So Marvelous Melbourne --
2.Squizzy Taylor and Friends --
3.Sex in the City --
4.Unhappy Families --
5.World War II --
6.The Combine --
7.Melbourne Market Matters --
8.Some Painters and Dockers --
9.Shooting Stars --
10.Chopper Read and Mr Death --
11.Victoria's Finest --
12.Into the New Century.
Responsibility: James Morton and Susanna Lobez.

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Details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have defined the criminal and gangland scene in Melbourne from the late 1800s to the present day.  Read more...

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"A roller-coaster ride through Australia's colourful history of organized crime." --Larissa Dubecki, Age, on "Gangland Australia"

 
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