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Photograph of the day

New South Wales. Police Dept. 
Mug shot of Frederick Edward Davies, probably Central Police Station, Sydney. 
1921, 14 July 
Glass plate negative, Mug shot 
Historic Houses Trust 
Justice & Police Museum, Record no: 31314 

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