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I have a couple of white aboriginals , married into my tribe.

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I haven't heard of the gun laws of 1920 PT.    When was it repealed.
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Razors as preferred criminal weapon: 1927–1930[edit]

After handguns were criminalised in New South Wales, razors became the weapon of choice amongst Sydney gangsters. Shortly after the Pistol Licensing Act 1927 was passed, a visiting sailor used a cutthroat razor to defend himself from attackers.[6] As a result, razors became a default weapon due to its ease of purchase from barbers shops for a few pence, its ease of concealment (hidden inside a piece of cork), and its use as an instrument of intimidation and threatened or actual mutilation, physical impairment or murder against one's adversaries, prey or hostile spouses.[6] It has been estimated that there were over five hundred slashings within Sydney during the heyday of intensive razor gang criminal activity.[7] Macquarie Street's Sydney Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney in Darlinghurst treated many of these casualties of gangland hostilities.

Members of the New South Wales Police and several New South Wales politicians also had connections to the gangs. The two major razor gangs were associated with prominent madamsKate Leigh (Queen of Surry Hills) and Tilly Devine; (Queen of Darlinghurst and Woolloomooloo).[8] These two gangs began open warfare in 1929, culminating in two riots. One was known as the "Battle of Blood Alley" and was waged in Eaton Avenue, King's Cross. It occurred because drug distributors discovered that Phil Jeffs (1896–1945), another ganglord, was adulterating his cocaine supply with boracic acid. It occurred on May 7, 1929.[9] Later that year, on August 8, 1929, the "Battle of Kellett Street" was waged between rival gangs affiliated with Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine and occurred in Kellett Street, near King's Cross. Considerable amounts of bootleg alcohol and cocaine were consumed beforehand, leading to thrown bottles, physical assaults, firearm exchanges and razor attacks.[10]

The gang violence was curtailed in the 1930s by the Vagrancy Amendment Act NSW 1929. It contained "criminal consorting" clauses which prevented known criminals from associating with one other and led to diminished gang violence. At the same time, the Crimes Amendment Act 1930 was also passed, leading to six-month imprisonment terms for anyone found possessing cutthroat razors without good reason.[11][12][13]

In 1935, newly appointed Sydney Police Commissioner MacKay summoned the feuding Devine and Leigh to his office. While he would not vigorously enforce anti-bootleg and anti-prostitution laws, he announced that the new police powers granted to his constabulary would be used against both women and their criminal enterprises unless there was immediate mitigation of gang violence and cocaine distribution.[14] They did so, which left the New South Wales State Police able to concentrate their attention on the illicit cocaine trade in 1938/39. Following intensive policing of overseas supply routes, the cocaine trade finally began to ebb.[15]

With the onset of the Second World War, gang figures enlisted and went to fight in the European and Pacific theatres of that conflict. Even the arrival of US service personnel did not reinvigorate the Leigh and Devine criminal empires, which now faced competition.[15] With these events, the "razor gang" era drew to a close.

 

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interesting PT...      Kings Cross before the NSW Premier, Teflon John organised the slaughter.
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How did we get from London to razor gangs in NSW  ??  Confused
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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

How did we get from London to razor gangs in NSW  ??  Confused


     London sent them out here , when it was only 5 quid.



























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Ohhhh, yeah,,10 pound poms Thumbs Up  they were much better for the country than the islamists we are getting now Cry

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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

Ohhhh, yeah,,10 pound poms Thumbs Up  they were much better for the country than the islamists we are getting now Cry


We all love the Poms .

A few Union Reps I'd like to see gelded ,   But in the main Tops.

Ive just had a visit from a family who lived next door to me in Sydney .
They went back as her mother was ill.    In London now ( Bad there, they tell me )

I also housed a few supporters when the Rugby was on in 2003    Still in touch ....   bathplugs, gave me hell when Wilkinson kicked that fatal goal.



























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