20 Stunning Crime Scene Photos from Australia’s Forensic Photography Archive

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in Blog

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Forensic photography such as mugshots and crime scene photos have been used by law enforcement authorities since the late 1800’s. Not only were crime scene photos used as a way to identify criminals, they are still used today to create an accurate photographic record of crime scenes and evidence collected for criminal investigations. To date, the Australian Justice and Police Museum has the largest, most interesting archive of forensic crime scene photos in the world. These crime scene photos were taken in and around New South Wales, and all over Australia from the early 1920′s to the late 1930′s, and will give you a fresh perspective of the early days in crime scene photography. Death related crimes will take on a different meaning after you view these bone-chilling crime scene photographs.

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A deceased man wearing pajamas

“A deceased male sprawled on entrance stairs of a of a bricked building.”

 

Interior, wardrobe with female corpse.

“Interior, wardrobe with female corpse. “

 

Scene of shooting murder of Alice Isabella Anderson

“Dining room with blood spatters and signs of struggle, scene of shooting murder of Alice Isabella Anderson”

 

Scene of the shooting murder of Dr Claude Tozer

“Scene of the shooting murder of Dr Claude Tozer”

 

Granville murder victim

“Granville murder victim”

 

Dead body, female, lying on living room floor.

“Dead body, female, died (or was murdered) while shelling peas.”

 

Interior, ship's cargo hold, with corpse

“Interior, ship’s cargo hold, with corpse”

 

Corpse in vacant lot

“Corpse in vacant lot, victim of gangland-style shooting”

 

Murder victim, Church Point sewage drain

“Murder victim, Church Point sewage drain”

 

Domestic interior, with two dead people in bed

“Domestic interior, with two dead people in bed”

 

Corpse in open air toilet

Corpse in open air toilet.

 

Dead man on rail (or possibly tram) tracks

“Dead man on rail (or possibly tram) tracks”

 

Dead body, covered in mud

“Dead body, covered in mud, at edge of reservoir.”

 

Male corpse with rifle, apparent suicide.

“Male corpse with rifle, apparent suicide.”

 

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Lobby of apartment building, with corpse at base of stairs.

“Lobby of apartment building, with corpse at base of stairs.”

 

Female corpse in drained suburban dam

“Female corpse in drained suburban dam”

 

Decomposed corpse in bush

“Decomposed corpse in bush”

 

Murder victim bound in fabric and rope

“Murder victim bound in fabric and rope”

 

Body of woman lying on the floor in front of a sewing machine

“Body of woman lying on the floor in front of a sewing machine”

 

All images used here are owned by the Justice & Police Museum. To view more images from their collection, please visit the HHT Pictures Collection.

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  2. Lazaro Casco says:

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