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The Crimes of Lennie Lawson

One of the strangest of Sydney's murderers was successful comic artist Lennie Lawson, creator of The Lone Avenger and the Hooded Rider. Lawson also ran a photographic studio, and in 1954 was hired to photograph five models at Terrey Hills.
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Askin Government by Dr Paul Loughnan

The Askin Government by Dr Paul Loughnan

In 1981 journalist David┬áHickie wrote that Sir Robert Askin, Liberal premier from 1965 to 1975, had received $100,000 a year in bribes for much of that period (the equivalent of some $1 million a year today) from gambling casinos run by Perce Galea and Joe Taylor. Moreover, he had played… Keep Reading

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