Sydney: Resort of Thieves

State Records Gallery 2002-03

An exhibition exploring crime, the city, surveillance, language and the subterranean world of women.

Featuring The Registry of Flash Men — a journal documenting underworld life in 1840s Sydney by William Augustus Miles, Superintendent, then Commissioner, of Sydney Police, 1840-48.

Including artworks by Denis Beaubois, Barbara Campbell, Leon Cmielewski/Josephine Starrs, Chloe Fitzjames & Jenny Fraser.

Curated by Susan Charlton
Creative Producer, State Archives and Records NSW