Bigamy and theft
Theft of a fur coat
Convicted of murder. Mrs Dorothy Mort was having an affair with dashing young doctor Claude Tozer. On 21 December 1920 Tozer visited her home with the intention of breaking off the relationship. Mort shot him dead before attempting to commit suicide.
Backyard abortionist who also dabbled in theft and fencing stolen goods
Emily Hemsworth killed her three-week-old son but could not remember any details of the murder. She was found not guilty due to insanity.
Theft of an umbrella
She had multiple convictions for drunkenness, vagrancy and petty theft. Her head was probably shaved upon her entry to prison to eradicate head lice