Squizzy, a Death in the Family

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Squizzy, a Death in the Family is associated with Melbourne located at these coordinates -37.814107, 144.96328


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With violence peaking in the early 1920′s, we saw the robbery of the Commercial Bank on Smith Street by Squizzy and his gang. During Squizzy’s get away he knocks over a mother and her pram only to carefully pick up the baby and hand it back to its mother. Sadly for Squizzy, this couple were able to provide police with details of his appearance which enabled a sketch artist to make a composite sketch of his face. Squizzy was arrested for this robbery however he was not convicted. We have found the Court of Petty Sessions Register at Northcote which contains details of his arrest:

Record Citation: VPRS 338/P0 Unit 17, Page 225 – Court of Petty Sessions/Magistrates’ Court Registers
Record URL: http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewSeries&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Series%20Details&entityId=338
Agency: VA 3079 1888 - 1978 Northcote Courts
Agency URL: http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewAgency&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Agency%20Details&entityId=3079
Date: 25/2/1921
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VPRS 338/P0 Unit 17, Page 225 – Court of Petty Sessions/Magistrates’ Court Registers


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CotterJosephJosephLennoxCotterNo35288.jpg Joseph Lennox Cotter was introduced to Squizzy by Tank, however he didn’t leave a very good impression on Squizzy and was rejected. Public Record Office Victoria has Joseph Lennox Cotter’s prison record digitised and available online for you to view. You can also search for other male prison records online now – VPRS 515/P1 Central Register of Male Prisoners (search for your prisoner surname within series 515) –
VPRS 515/P1 #35288 – Central Register of Male Prisoners


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VPRS-30-P0-Unit-1985-File-517-of-1922.jpg And finally, it looks as though Squizzy’s luck may have nearly run out when he was caught red handed in the Scales Warehouse Fine Furs. He was charged with burglary and committed to stand trial however when his trial date arrived, he failed to appear at court and the bail money was forfeited. Squizzy spent the next 14 months on the run.
VPRS 30/P0 Unit 1985 File 517 of 1922 – Criminal Trial Brief
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Has agency urlhttp://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewAgency&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Agency%20Details&entityId=3079 +
Has category nameSqizzy's Underworld +
Has coordinates37° 48' 51" S, 144° 57' 48" ELatitude: -37.814107
Longitude: 144.96328
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Has date25 February 1921 +
Has form nameTranscribed Record Form +
Has imagehttp://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/b/bc/00338-P0000-000017-0225.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/5/56/CotterJosephJosephLennoxCotterNo35288.jpg + and http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/1/1a/VPRS-30-P0-Unit-1985-File-517-of-1922.jpg +
Has image captionVPRS 338/P0 Unit 17, Page 225 – Court of Petty Sessions/Magistrates’ Court Registers +, VPRS 515/P1 #35288 – Central Register of Male Prisoners + and VPRS 30/P0 Unit 1985 File 517 of 1922 – Criminal Trial Brief +
Has record agencyVA 3079 1888 - 1978 Northcote Courts +
Has record citationVPRS 338/P0 Unit 17, Page 225 – Court of Petty Sessions/Magistrates’ Court Registers +
Has record urlhttp://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewSeries&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Series%20Details&entityId=338 +
Latitude-37.814 +
Located inMelbourne +
Longitude144.963 +
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