Kate Leigh

Poncho Army BOOMDubbo mural
Poncho Army BOOMDubbo mural
Poncho Army, Kate Leigh, 2015, spray painted mural, on the wall between The Fast Lane Drive Thru Coffee and the Milestone Hotel, Dubbo

KATE LEIGH by Poncho Army is designed around one of her mug shots. Born in Dubbo in 1881, Leigh had a neglected childhood that saw her in a girls’ home at the age of 12. She was notorious in Sydney during the period of the 1920 razor gang wars, going on to become one of Sydney’s wealthiest women during the 1930s and 40s before dying in poverty in 1964 at the age of 83.

Commissioned by The Fast Lane Drive Thru Coffee and BPT, this work is located at The Fast Lane Drive Thru Coffee, 15 Bultje Street.

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