Author(s): James Morton
Few names in Australian criminal history are as redolent as the Painters and Dockers. From their outset they attracted more than their fair share of shady waterfront characters, and by the 1960s, '70s and '80s they had become a fully fledged criminal fraternity of some of the most violent and dangerous men in Australia.
James Morton is a former criminal barrister. His book Gangland Australia was one of MUP's biggest successes in 2008. He lives in London. Russell Robinson is an award-winning former journalist. He lives in Melbourne.