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  • Title
    Residence of Ah Loon, off Queen's Place, Sydney, Nov 1875
  • Call number
    PXA 984/4
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  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 1 albumen photoprint - 12.8 x 19.6 cm., on mount 20.5 x 27 cm.
  • General note

    Personal inspection by sub-committee no.1, consisting of, R.B. Read, Esq., and M. Chapman, Esq.
    Seventh day, Thursday, 25 Nov, 1875. Along Pitt Street, commencing at Queen's Place.
    " ... commenced our round of visits by calling upon Ah Loon, a Chinaman, known in the neighbourhood as "Lousy Charley", who occupies a three-roomed stone cottage off Queen's-place, for which he pays 10s. a week - the agent for the property to which this tenement belongs being M'Kenzie. It is 37 feet long and 11 ft. high, and divided into three rooms, in each of which is an opium bench, with all the appliances necessary and ready for use at once. Charley is a seller of opium and an inveterate smoker as well, or his appearance greatly belies him. J.E., a white woman, aged twenty-two, who lives with him, also indulges in this demoralizing habit, and their place is an accommodation house of the worst character, for it is impossible to say what diabolical offences are not committed through the agency of this pernicious drug. Of this more hereafter..." -- Excerpt from: Sydney City and Suburban Sewage and Health Board : Eleventh progress report. Evidence taken before No. 11 Committee / NSW Legislative Assembly. Sydney : Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1876. p18. (Q628.0991/S Mitchell Library)
    Digital order no:a424004
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Page 18 / Residence of Lousy Charley / Queen's Place / 7th day 25 Nov 75 -- in pencil below image at lower left
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