Members guided tour: Underworld

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

13 August 2021

10 am to 11 am


National Archives of Australia
National Office
Kings Avenue, Parkes ACT



This Friday the 13th, the National Archives will bring to life criminal figures of the 1920s in a guided tour of the Underworld: mugshots from the Roaring Twenties exhibition. Exclusive to NAA Members, the tour will take you on a journey into the seedy criminal underworld of post-war Sydney.

Be fascinated by this unique collection of photographs, known as ‘Specials’, from the New South Wales Police Forensic Photography Archive. Hear unexpected stories of gangsters that will make you shiver, then enjoy a delightful morning tea among like-minded individuals.

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