SOUTHWELL BOLAND- Lillian May Southwell Boland –
Criminal record number 553LB, 28 September 1922.
State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
Convicted of conspiracy to procure an abortion. Lillian Boland worked as a secretary for an illegal abortionist who operated out of a dentist’s surgery on Oxford Street, Paddington. Boland protested her innocence and ignorance of the ‘doctor’s’ work; however, the court decided she must have had detailed knowledge of the business and handed her a suspended sentence of 12 months hard labour.