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June 25, 1924, Sidney Kelly.  Though this photo wasn't paired with any known charges, Mr. Kelly was a lifelong criminal and would ultimately go on pioneer an illegal baccarat operating in Sydney. 

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January 25, 1928 - Thomas Craig, Ray Neil ("Gaffney the Gunman"), William Thompson, and FW Wilson.  This photo captures four of the 15 men arrested in a raid led by the local Police Chief on a house that was frequented by "reputed thieves".  It's so fascinating to not only see how well dressed many of these men were at the time of their arrest, but also that some were photographed with their associates.  

 

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February 9, 1922, Walter Keogh.  Though this 1922 photo came after a simple pickpocketing charge, Mr. Keogh would ultimately become a seasoned con man in the real estate trade.  He would run a job as what was called a 'go-getter', which meant he would sell land plots by convincing buyers they could be promptly re-sold for a large return.  

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July 30, 1923, William Cahill.  Unknown charges, but they certainly did allow him to strike a pose in this shot; notice the cigarette in his right hand as well.