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Pimp, thief and gang leader who became one of Sydney's most notorious gunmen and razor slashers. He was 'short, thickset, foul-mouthed' and was in trouble with the law from the age of 10. By 25 he led the Darlinghurst Push, a gang of street brawlers and stand-over men. He appeared in court 56 times, mostly for violent assault and robbery. He had an ongoing love affair with Nellie Cameron whom he married in 1934. He died of gunshot wounds to the abdomen at St Vincent's Hospital in 1939.