Crime scene photographs in Australia. Part 1

The Historic Houses Trust in Australia has a forensic photography archive at the Justice & Police Museum which contains an estimated 130,000 images created by the New South Wales Police between 1910 and 1960.

 

Accident by Sydney Harbour Bridge, June 11, 1947.

Accident by Sydney Harbour Bridge, June 11, 1947.

Aftermath of shopfront fire in the Sydney Arcade, 1930s.

Aftermath of shopfront fire in the Sydney Arcade, 1930s.

Backyard, scene of attempted suicide, North Sydney, 1948.

Backyard, scene of attempted suicide, North Sydney, 1948.

Breaking and Entering, late 1930s,

Breaking and Entering, late 1930s,

Bucket, turpentine bottle and funnel, 1919.

Bucket, turpentine bottle and funnel, 1919.

Car Accident, early 1940s.

Car Accident, early 1940s.

Car Crash early 1940s.

Car Crash early 1940s.

Child Found Wandering, mid 1920s.

Child Found Wandering, mid 1920s.

Collapsed Awning Fatality, 1920s.

Collapsed Awning Fatality, 1920s.

Corpse, late 1930s.

Corpse, late 1930s.

Crime Scene, late 1930s.

Crime Scene, late 1930s.

Scene of car crash, from bridge, 1940s.

Scene of car crash, from bridge, 1940s.