Curator floor talk: Underworld

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

24 June 2021

10 am to 11 am


National Archives of Australia
National Office
Kings Avenue, Parkes ACT



Join Underworld curator Nerida Campbell in a floor talk exploring the role of female felons in the 1920s criminal underworld. From bigtime crime bosses like Kate Leigh to fearless flappers, this talk will illuminate the illicit opportunities and irresistible temptations that led to these ‘shady ladies’ being captured in decidedly unglamorous mugshots.

Nerida has an enduring interest in lawbreakers and crime, a flair for historical research and a kind of noir-tinged knack for storytelling, so you won’t want to miss it.

Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

This program is presented in line with COVID-19 regulations and guidelines.