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Welcome To the Online Crime Museum of Sydney

a city founded by criminals 230 years ago

You cannot understand Sydney unless you understand its rich criminal history. As always, crime tells us a great deal about what it means to be human.

This is a new website that is still gathering material. It already includes extended contributions from the two most important historians of Sydney’s criminal history, Bob Bottom and Al McCoy. For information on bushrangers see here. For a list of the city’s most famous murders go here. For Professor McCoy’s history of organized crime in Sydney, see here.

There is much, much more, including a map showing the locations of famous crimes and our blog, all of it accessible here.