Regarding Tilly Devine, "Rough, tough, tea-sipping, street fighting, madame"
"If Tilly didn't resort to open violence, she'd turn to profanity. She was regularly arrested for letting fly with torrents of abuse, and seemed to enjoy her position as the 'number one swearer in Sydney'. Hauled up in court on one occasion for hurling abuse at a fish seller who had sold her a bad oyster, the magistrate shook his head in amazement and remarked that they were the 'worst words he'd ever heard'!"
Bad Girls and Wicked Women by Jan Stradling (2010)