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Take a walk through the streets of Sydney during #underbelly #razor

Fans of the the TV series Underbelly Razor will be interested to see this map of Sydney from c.1930, the era of the infamous razor gangs. Imagine the figures of Kate, Tilly and Jim (pictured below in 1923,1939 and in 1932 respectively) as they walked through these streets……..

The Razor Gang areas of Sydney

Larger version on Flickr

Views of Sydney, 1926

To see more images of “old” Sydney take a look at State Records NSW’s photostream on Flickr.

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  • Emm says:

    Loving all these stories about the wild women of sydney :-)

    September 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm
  • jenni s says:

    Just noticed the Everleigh robbery story. Great story and great detective work (I meant you guys not the police solving the case, although they did very well too).
    I was at the Everleigh Carriageworks last week for the Premier’s History prize dinner and it’s a great location. But you don’t realise how much history it has. And again, the link to Kate Leigh; Sydney was a very small town in those days!

    September 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm
  • Rhonda Cetta-Hoye says:

    My late Mum and Dad talked of the Razor Gangs when we were kids. Women in the city would not realise their handbags had been stolen, all they had were the handles/ straps where the bag had been sliced off.

    There were also tales of fingers being cut off to steal rings.
    They said nice people just didn’t go there.

    September 27, 2011 at 7:54 am
  • Anthea Brown says:

    @Rhonda Cetta-Hoye having watched most of the Underbelly series, I’d have to agree with you!

    October 5, 2011 at 8:14 am