“Mum’s Place”

Sandwiched between a long-standing Japanese restaurant and a trendy barbershop in now very gentrified Surry Hills is a newly-renovated terrace with a colourful past. For nearly 40 years after the First World War, 212 Devonshire Street was “Mum’s Place” – the headquarters and command centre of one of Sydney’s biggest… Keep Reading

Last Drinks for Harvey Jones

It started with a middy of VB. Or 30. When he wasn’t drug-dealing, prostitute-running, raping, robbing or murdering, the notorious Arthur “Neddy” Smith enjoyed crawling Sydney’s seediest pubs from Chinatown’s Covent Garden Hotel to Alexandria’s Star Hotel, from where he and sidekick Graham “Abo” Henry ran their “green-lit” heroin operation,… Keep Reading

Have a BAD weekend!

This weekend, 1-2 September, is the second BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival. On Sunday at the Justice & Police Museum, see Candice Fox, Mark Tedeschi, forensic shrink Tim Watson-Munro, Adam Shand and Daily Telegraph crime editor Mark Morri. Plus Caroline Baum and Sue Turnbull on Nordic Noir. Plus a judge… Keep Reading

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