Tuesday, 26 September 2006

Mark Foys, Juanita Nielsen and Abe Saffron - a Sydney story

Former family owned department store, now The Downing Centre, Sydney's biggest law courts complex.

There's a rather interesting story involving the name Mark Foys. A really nasty character called Abe Safffron, one of Sydney's chief gangsters died last week (so you can now say anything you like about him - no defamation) . Many believe that he was responsible in 1975 for organising the disappearance / death - her body has never been found - of the Mark Foys heiress, a woman called Juanita Nielsen. This is a notorious uncolved Sydney crime. Nielsen published a local newspaper and was campaigning against property developments and vice and corruption.


  1. very nice building, the colors are just right and bright.

    interesting story you shared =)

  2. wow. thanks for the history lesson, i know of the Juanita Nielsen Centre, however knew nothing of who it was named after. I assume it's the same person.


  3. Like your blogphoto's a lot. It s not only a report but nice photo's too! J

  4. Yes, lisa, you're absolutely right.

    Thanks jazzy and johanna :-)

  5. Hi Sally,
    I love it when you give some interesting facts and history about the places you show. So much I don't know yet... the photo is very good too, nice and crisp.

  6. hyde park..does hide certain person under 3rd tree

  7. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Stone/22346755775371303 May, 2012 20:32

    Juanita Nielsen has not been forgotten, her love for Kings Cross Victoria Street is still ingrained within our nations past. Just putting the finishing touches on a novel based on true life regarding Juanita Nielsen's Life. She needs to be honoured for what happened. This novel is based on a true story.