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Frederick Charles "Paddles" Anderson
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Birth: 1915
Death: Jan., 1985, Australia

Frederick Anderson said "there is a bit of bad in the best of us, and a bit of good in the worst of us".

The man who brought organized crime to Australia was Frederick "Paddles" Anderson. Anderson was a key figure in combining the criminal enterprises of illegal gaming, sly grogging, organised shop lifting, extortion and prostitution under a committee of controllers that included Len McPherson, George Freeman and Stan "The Man" Smith in the post war period. Both Anderson and McPherson were obsessed by the mafia in the US and in some ways modelled their activities accordingly with a bit of tweaking to take into account Australian circumstances.


Tragically misunderstood gambling heavy of the 1950's and 60's who humbly described himself before the courts as a "machinist from Surry Hills". Reputedly hung a leading Sydney jockey out of a skyscraper window by his ankles in the late 70's for winning on one of Paddles' horses when the money wasn't on. Reported to be a model neighbour who always bought Christmas presents for the kiddies.


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Waverley Cemetery
New South Wales, Australia
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Record added: Feb 23, 2011
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