Is Underbelly Razor a true story?

Is Underbelly Razor a true story?

It is a thirteen-part series detailing real events that occurred in Sydney between 1927 and 1936. The series depicts the “razor gangs” who controlled the city’s underworld during the era and the violent war between the two “vice queen” powers, Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh.

Who is the singer in Underbelly Razor?

Jessica Mauboy
THROUGH clouds of cigarette smoke, Jessica Mauboy appears like a vision in white. Not the Australian Idol singer scorching up the charts, but a sultry nightclub vixen seducing crowds in Sydney, circa 1920s. It is Mauboy the actress, who adds her talents to the upcoming Underbelly: Razor series.

Who played Tilly Devine?

Chelsie Preston Crayford
The series was based on the Ned Kelly Award-winning book by Larry Writer. Devine was portrayed by Chelsie Preston Crayford, who was nominated for a Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent.

What happened Wally Tomlinson?

It was on the footpath outside this pub that Frank ‘the Little Gunman’ Green, with Tilly’s husband Jim in tow, shot dead Barney Dalton and wounded another of Kate Leigh’s lovers, Wally Tomlinson, on 9 November 1929. When they were trying to storm the house, Jim Devine shot Gaffney dead and wounded Tomlinson.

Where is Tilly Devine buried?

Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, Matraville, Australia
Tilly Devine/Place of burial

In what order should I watch the underbelly series?


  1. 2.1 Underbelly (2008)
  2. 2.2 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities (2009)
  3. 2.3 Underbelly: The Golden Mile (2010)
  4. 2.4 Underbelly: Razor (2011)
  5. 2.5 Underbelly: Badness (2012)
  6. 2.6 Underbelly: Squizzy (2013)
  7. 2.7 Underbelly: Vanishing Act (2022)

What is the first underbelly?


Series Subtitle Originally aired
First aired
1 Underbelly 13 February 2008
2 A Tale of Two Cities 9 February 2009
3 The Golden Mile 11 April 2010

Where is blood alley Sydney?

Razorhurst – Tour Gangland Sydney – Kellett Street, Kings Cross. Phil Jeffs ignited the so-called ‘Battle of Blood Alley’ in Eaton Avenue, Kings Cross, on 7 May 1929. Jeffs had long been tempting fate by heavily cutting cocaine with boracic acid, while charging customers the full price of the pure drug.

Is Miranda Devine related to Tilly Devine?

THE great-granddaughter of notorious Sydney madam Tilly Devine is a policewoman from Nowra who reckons Tilly would be “turning in her grave” at her line of work.

When was Tilly Devine born?

September 8, 1900
Tilly Devine/Date of birth
Matilda Mary (Tilly) Devine (1900-1970), madam, was born on 8 September 1900 at Camberwell, London, daughter of Edward Twiss, bricklayer, and his wife Alice, née Tubb(s).

Does the Carlton Crew still exist?

The Carlton Crew had a strong role in the infamous Melbourne gangland killings….The Carlton Crew.

Founded 1970s
Years active 1970s−Present
Territory Various neighborhoods in Melbourne
Ethnicity Mainly people of Italian ancestry
Membership 50-100 associates (2000s)

Who is Australian gangster TV show based on?

Starring as Mohammed Hamzy, who is known as ‘Little Crazy’, Rahel brings to life a character based on the Brothers for Life gang member. Mohammed Hamzy is the cousin of one of Sydney’s most dangerous prisoners, Brothers for Life gang founder Bassam Hamzy.