Chasing the Fox: Sly grog in 1930s Erskineville and Alexandria

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On Saturday 8 October 2016 City of Sydney Historian, Dr Lisa Murray will present ‘Chasing the Fox: Sly grog in 1930s Erskineville and Alexandria’ at 2.00pm, following the City of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA) Annual General Meeting at 1.30pm at the Lord Mayor’s Reception Room, Sydney Town Hall.

From the City of Sydney Historical Association website:

The razor gangs of Surry Hills and their female figureheads – Kate Leigh and Tilley Devine – have gained notoriety in 21st century popular culture as the epitome of Sydney’s organised crime. But local crims in Erskineville and Alexandria were equally notorious and violent. City Historian Lisa Murray will share some of her latest research on gambling, sly-grog and crime in the suburbs of Erskineville and Alexandria, drawing upon the City’s oral history collection.

City of Sydney Historical Association members free, visitors $5.

More information available from the Royal Australian Historical Society here, or follow the event’s facebook page.

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