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Blue Mountains Historical Society Public Talk

June 1 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


The next Meeting and Public Talk of the Blue Mountains Historical Society will be held on Saturday 1 June 2024 at 10.30am at the Society’s rooms at 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls.

Dr Peter Doyle will speak on ‘Forensic and Photographic Archive, Justice and Police Museum.’
Peter is an author of crime novels who grew up in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, which provides much of the setting for his fiction work.

He also maintains a research interest in comics and the graphic novel, the history of twentieth century popular music, as well as crime writing, both in Australia, and overseas.

He worked variously as a taxi driver, musician, and teacher prior to his first publication, Get Rich Quick in 1996, which won him Australia’s prestigious Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel in 1997. He followed this with another successful sequel, Amaze Your Friends, which won him another award, the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel in 1998.

His curatorial work at the Sydney Justice and Police Museum has seen him curate two major exhibitions, ‘Crimes of Passion’ (2002–2003), and ‘City of Shadows: inner city crime and mayhem, 1912-1948’ (November 2005-February 2007), both of which were social histories of inner-city twentieth century Sydney from the point of view of crime scene photography.

Come along and hear all about the Archive.

Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available from 10.00 am.

Meeting opens at 10.30 am, free for members, $5.00 for non-members.


June 1
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Blue Mountains Historical Society
(02) 47573824
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Blue Mountains Historical Society
99 Blaxland Road
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782 Australia
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