James Morton will give a fascinating talk at the Justice and Police Museum this Saturday, March 26, from 2 pm. Picking up where Crooks like us left off, Morton reveals the antics of some of Australia’s greatest criminal exports as they worked their trade in England and Europe. Morton met author Peter Doyle at the [...]
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Jean McDonald was a fraudster and confidence trickster. She looks drab and resentful here but her sob stories were ambitious, florid and well-told. Through 1923-24 she methodically extracted money and favours from a gullible Randwick benefactress with tales of heroic war service, sick children and missing husbands. When she needed to up the narrative ante [...]