Dr Leigh Straw is an academic, historian, and writer. She is a Senior Lecturer in Australian and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle.

Leigh's most recent publications, 'Lillian Armfield' - exploring the life of Australia's first female detective in early twentieth century Sydney, and 'After the War: Returned Soldiers and the Mental and Physical Scars of World War 1' are out now.

Leigh is the author of the award-winning local history 'Drunks, Pests and Harlots: Criminal Women in Perth and Fremantle, 1900-1939' and the Fremantle based Claire Patterson crime fiction series.

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