Vera Purcell led a group of two other teenage girls, aged 14 and 17, who stole a large quantity of clothing from a Darlinghurst house. They were convicted and the younger girls were sent to charitable institutions. Purcell, however, was sentenced to six months with hard labour at the State Reformatory for Women at Long Bay. Charged with: stealing. Aged: 19. DOB: 1901. From: Sydney. Occupation: domestic duties. Criminal associates: Carrie Cadwell (17), Kathleen Costello (14).
via Police & Justice Museum Picture Collection
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thanks for the tip, Carl!