Category Archives: Turn of Midnight Waters

A Picnic in Hyde Park (from Turn of Midnight Waters)

July 1926. After an eventful night hunting angels in the streets of Woolloomooloo, the party took repose with a picnic in Hyde Park, opposite the Australia Museum, ‘neath huge, multi-trunked fig trees. There they planned strategy for the nights ahead.

Hyde Park Picnic

Based on a true story. DAZ Studio and Photoshop. Ah, those Morton Bay figs…

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Artists Ball 1926 (from Turn of Midnight Waters)

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Back working on Turn of Midnight Waters after a year of intense work commitments – the end is in sight. DAZ Studio and Photoshop.

Artists Ball Sydney 1926: get your tickets now,  it will be a night you will never forget.

Darlinghurst Nights

Razorhurst Nights

Darlinghurst – Razorhurst! – Sydney, July 1926.

Where the Black Marias clatter
And peculiar ladies nod,
And the flats are rather flatter
And the lodgers rather odd.

Where the night is full of dangers
And the darkness full of fear,
And eleven hundred strangers
Live on aspirin and beer.

Ken Slessor.

Work in progress. DAZ Studio and Photoshop.

[Click image for full size version]

Trauma Characters for download

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Trauma storyline character sheets and handouts for Turn of Midnight Waters are now available.

Download the Trauma Character Pack (All characters and opening handouts 6.3 Meg PDF)

In the Turn of Midnight Waters convention play Trauma option, a ragged street family of streetwalkers, alcos, shell-shocked diggers and other lost souls attempt to survive on the streets of Razorhurst and the Cross, watching from the sidelines as the world goes to hell. Everything is pretty fucked up, but what else is new? These characters offer a more intense, intimate version of the mystery, with less emphasis on investigation but more scope for personal storytelling, to weave their own stories and their own dramatic arcs.

Tilda – ageing street walker. (1.9 Meg PDF)
Dolors –  delusional former asylum inmate. (2 Meg PDF)
Bluey
– street larrikin in hiding. (1.8 Meg PDF)
Kev – alcoholic rent boy. (1.8 Meg PDF)
Sandy –  troubled former digger (1.9 Meg PDF)

Handout Reaper – public handout, for Kev (20K PDF).

Handout Blue Angel – public handout, for Tilda (1.1Meg PDF).

Razorhurst

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Razorhurst

Razorhurst

Razorhurst, Gunhurst, Bottlehurst, Dopehurst – it used to be Darlinghurst, one of the finest quarters of a rich and beautiful city; to-day it is a plague-spot, where the sporn of the gutter grow and fatten on official apathy. By day it shelters in its alleys, in its dens, the Underworld people. At night, it looses them to prey on property, decency & virtue, & to fight one another for division of spoils. Truth, 23 September 1928.

Razorhurst, Sydney, 1926. That wild and haunted city. The Turn of Midnight Waters. Rendered in DAZ Studio and Photoshop. Click for full size image.