2nd July 2021

Buttons and Crime

Who knew that so many crimes have been solved due to a mere button? Of course, I’m not sure that some of the evidence would stand up to scrutiny today, and as the first article outlines, the idea of a button as a clue was a staple of novelists. It is quite possible some of these reports are urban myths rather than true reporting.

Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA), 11th July 1903 page 1.

Daily Mercury (Macay, Qld), 15th September 1924 page 4.

Glenelg Guardian (SA), 28th March 1929 page 3.

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