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New Committee

Front Row: Tony Woodcock PEM, Treasurer; Bill Prior President; Kevin Beare OAM Vice President; Owen Bevan APM, Secretary.

Back Row: Bob Boscence RFD; Kathryn Woodcock BEd.; Kevin Johnson; Barry Blundell ;Charlie Tredrea; Di Lugg.


   Bill Prior





     This is my first Annual Report as President of the South Australian Police Historical Society Inc. (the Society).  During the past year we have seen a number of changes to our operations, including a revised Monthly meeting schedule, relocation of our office area, reorganisation of our storage facilities and a new-style Hue and Cry.  I will address each of those issues later in my report, but I first take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers who make our Society function to the efficient level that it does. 

    Without the efforts of dedicated volunteers willing to offer many hours of service, our Society would not be in a position to take our vehicles to the many displays, pageants and events, or supply guest speakers to a range of organisations, or escort tour groups through our Museum.  Our volunteers clean, repair, service and drive our motor vehicles.  They build our displays, clean and polish the floors, dust the display cabinets, sort our uniform collection, digitise and record our photographic collection (some 25,000 photographs now).

    They supply supper to our guests at the monthly meetings, liaise with our members and friends on the sick-list, arrange guest speakers for our monthly meetings, apply for funding grants, monitor our financial situation, order our stationary, maintain our computer records, maintain our web-site, edit and produce our Hue and Cry, research our history and supply information to hundreds of people each year.  In simple terms, our volunteers perform a tremendous amount of work.

    Because I am still employed on a full-time basis, I have had limited opportunities to volunteer my services, but on the occasions I have been able to assist, I have always admired the willingness of members to volunteer, the cheerfulness of their company and the efficiency and effectiveness of their contributions.  Thank you all.  It is because of your efforts that we continue to function.

    Executive Committee

     The members of the Executive Committee have been entrusted by you with the responsibility to manage the strategic affairs of the Society.  I have been fortunate to have a group of members who are knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated to ensuring the Society not only functions effectively, but also in accord with the Constitution and other legal requirements.  I have every confidence in reporting to you that the executive management of your Society during the 2010 year has operated properly and within the legal and Constitutional parameters as required.

    The Executive Committee has dealt with a number of challenges throughout the year.  These have included:

      Storage Facilities.

    At very short notice we were required to remove all of our archival documents from the old Mess kitchen area to allow for removal of the asbestos backed floor tiles.  Not only did this require a super-human effort over a two-week period by many volunteers, but it also required a decision by the Committee to allocate substantial funds to purchase a compactus to place the archives in once they are returned.

    Through the efforts of Tony Kaukas, the Society has now been successful in acquiring a grant to purchase a second compactus.  This will allow us to return all documents to the same area with much improved storage facilities.  At the same time, it will provide us with an opportunity to check and review our holdings.  This on-going project is being managed by Barry Blundell.


    Display Cabinet.

    Many will be aware that some time ago the Society arranged to purchase a Display Cabinet, in which we intended to display a number of very valuable exhibits.  Unfortunately, when the cabinet was delivered it was not of the quality we had sought, was not fit for our needs and clearly an inferior product.  Since that time the Executive Committee has been in negotiations with a range of people, including the manufacturer and his solicitor, to have the cabinet returned.  These negotiations have been extremely slow and protracted and currently remain unresolved.

    SAPOL Volunteer Program.

    In 2009 many volunteers attended a SAPOL Volunteer training day.  It was anticipated that having completed that training, members would be issued with new identification badges and lanyards as part of the approved SAPOL Volunteer Program.  Since that time, SAPOL has implemented its Volunteer Program and it is now apparent that the program has a number of quite significant ramifications for the Society if we formally adopted it.  As a result, the Executive Committee has determined that it will not participate in SAPOL’s volunteer program at this time.  Members who wish to volunteer their services in other SAPOL programs may do that as an individual.


    Excess SAPOL equipment.

    You will be aware that SAPOL is currently constructing both a new Academy at Fort Largs and a new Headquarters building in Angas Street, Adelaide.  It is anticipated that both buildings will be occupied in the latter part of 2011.  Most areas within SAPOL are reviewing their storage facilities and old documents prior to their relocation.  As a result, many areas are offering equipment and documents to the Society.

    The Executive Committee has determined that it will assess each offer and will only acquire equipment or documents that are if significance for the Society.

    Executive Structure.

    I have introduced a more structured Executive, which includes allocation of responsibilities to most members.  Tony Woodcock (Treasurer) and Owen Bevan (Secretary) have always had their roles determined at the AGM.  In addition, I allocated the following portfolios:

Volunteer Meeting Convenor
Kate Woodcock
Welfare Officer Di Lugg
Museum Management Kevin Beare
Vehicle Management
Kevin Johnson
Major Events
Bob Boscence
Research Coordinator Alan Peters


    By allocating these areas of responsibility, I have found that management of the affairs of the Society have been well cared for.    I thank each member of the Executive for their commitment to the Executive generally and especially to their specific roles.  You have all made my role as President much easier.

    Foundation Day.

    The 2010 Foundation Day celebrations were conducted at the Police Academy, Fort Largs.  As President, I was able to relate an account initially provided by former Commissioner McKinna, describing how he was able to purchase the land and buildings from the Army.  Other presentations outlined how the Academy had been developed by the various Commandants and how the new Academy would provide high quality education for future generations of police officers.

The event was well attended, including a good representation of members of the Society.

    Monthly Meetings.

     Our monthly meetings are an important aspect of our Society and provide a venue for members to hear a wide range of guest speakers. The meetings also provide an opportunity for the Executive to report on current events to all members, but most importantly it provides a venue for great fellowship.   A decision to commence these meetings at 7:30pm has been warmly received.

     All but one of our speakers this year were either current or retired police officers, who gave interesting and informative addresses on issues such as the history of the Police Association, the life of Henry Inman, policing in Mount Gambier, the Band’s trip to Basel, the challenges of the Senior Police Chaplain and the development of the new Academy.

      I thank Secretary, Owen Bevan, who arranges the speaker program.  I know he has a number of interesting speakers lined up for the next 12 months.  However, if you know of an interesting speaker, or have a topic that you would like to hear about, I am sure Owen would be keen to hear from you.

    Volunteer Meetings.

       A recent initiative has been the introduction of a monthly Volunteer’s Meeting.  This informal meeting, held on the fourth Thursday morning each month, provides our regular volunteers the opportunity to hear from Executive Committee members about current issues that are of interest specifically to them.  It also provides an opportunity for the volunteers to make recommendations to the Executive.

    Thank you to Kate Woodcock who convenes these meetings and reports outcomes to the Executive Committee.

    Meetings with Deputy Commissioner.


    The Historical Section within SAPOL is directly under the Deputy Commissioner’s command.  The Society provides a volunteer service to support this Section.


    Deputy Commissioner Burns is not able to attend meetings of the Executive Committee, but has asked his Staff Officer, Chief Inspector Guy Buckley to attend meetings on his behalf.  Guy provides information specifically relating to corporate SAPOL matters and has been instrumental in resolving or advancing a number of important issues.


    In addition, I have been able to meet regularly with Deputy Commissioner Burns. These meetings have provided me an opportunity to outline the Society’s aims, hopes and expectations.  It also provides Gary with an opportunity to provide challenges for the Society.


    I thank Deputy Commissioner Burns and Chief Inspector Buckley for their interest in and willingness to assist the Society.

    SAPOL funding.

    I would also like to formally acknowledge the financial support provided to the Society by SAPOL.  Each year SAPOL provides a modest budget to support the Society.  This allows us to purchase much needed stationary and other office related equipment through SAPOL’s supplier.  This is a significant benefit to the Society as the stationary can be ordered on-line and delivered to the Barracks.

    SAPOL also provides the bulk of our computer equipment.  This allows a number of volunteers to perform data-entry and other functions, particularly on Thursdays.  Again, we say thank you to SAPOL for this support.

    WEB site.

    Charlie Tredrea has managed our web-site for some years now.  Both Charlie and I have recently attended a number of training sessions hosted by HistorySA, where we have been provided with a range of ideas about improving our site and attracting more users.  In the coming months I expect that Charlie will implement some of the ideas provided.  Perhaps more importantly though, HistorySA will provide a more comprehensive listing of the information we have on our site within their site.  This should also assist in attracting more visitors to our site.



    Wall of Remembrance

    Vice-President Kevin Beare has been very active throughout the past year establishing a ‘Wall of Remembrance’ in the Dorothy Pyatt Gallery.  The ‘Wall’ displays the names of the 61 South Australian Police Officers killed in the execution of their duty.  Where available, a photograph of the member is also included.  Kev has plans to improve the display, first by adding a book with details of the circumstances surrounding their death at the front of the display, but later replacing this with a computer version containing the same details.   Congratulations Kev on a job well done.


    New Academy

    The Executive Committee was provided with a preliminary overview of the new Academy at Fort Largs and in particular the proposed design for a Memorial Garden.  We were able to provide comment, advice and assistance to the architect in relation to some aspects of this project.  While we have not seen the final approved design, I am sure it will be an area which appropriately reflects the history of South Australia Police.


    Liaison with other Police Groups

    At an early meeting with the Deputy Commissioner, he challenged me to develop a closer relationship with other police groups.  As a result I have liaised with the Retired Police Officers Association and Police Legacy and attended events conducted by both organisations.  I was pleased to see many of our members accept an invitation to attend the Annual Retired Police Officers Association Picnic at the Academy and equally pleased to see several of their members attend our Christmas function.

    I have also had preliminary discussions with Police Legacy in relation to them producing a Police Bear dressed in a historic uniform.  The suggestion was received enthusiastically and I am confident that the next production of the Legacy Bears will wear the historic uniform.

    I trust that in future years, these closer relationships will further develop.

    President’s Volunteer Award.

    During Volunteer Week in March, I presented the inaugural President’s Volunteer Award to Joyce and Colin Beams for their long and dedicated volunteering commitment to the Society.  I intend to make this an Annual Award which will be presented to an individual or couple who make a significant contribution to our Society by doing a series of jobs that often go un-noticed and/or unrewarded.  Joyce and Colin were appropriate inaugural recipients of this Award.


    Membership on 1 January 2010 was 300. We completed the year with a membership of 302.  This is an excellent result, given that many community organisations are significantly reducing in numbers because people seem to be ‘too busy’.  However, this also emphasises the need to be constantly on the look-out for new members.

   It is with particular sadness that we remember Dave Aylett, David Hunt, Jack Graham and Claire Bottroff, who passed away in the past 12 months.

    We also welcome John and Patricia Tennant, Andrew Hughes, Lindsay Saul, Andrew McEvoy, Dete Sekulla, Elizabeth Dinos, Kevin and Meryl Kelly, Ian Brideson, Dawn Cleaver and Ben Jansen as new members.

    Hue and Cry.

    Early in 2010 I prepared a presentation and met with the Chief Executive Officer of the Police Credit Union and negotiated a sponsorship arrangement for production of the Hue and Cry which included:

        * support from the Credit Union in relation to design and artwork
        * production in colour for postal distribution
        * quarterly production (Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring).


    The first of this new production was distributed in December.  I thank the Police Credit Union for their support in relation to the production and printing of the Hue and Cry.  I also thank Geoff Rawson and Charlie Tredrea for their continuing role in editing, researching and drafting the production of the Hue and Cry.


    There are several challenges facing our Society in the next twelve months.  Of particular note are:

     Vehicle Museum

    We have been very recently advised that the Bruce Furler Vehicle Gallery will soon be demolished as part of a broader plan by the Government to develop the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.  This requires relocation of the Road Safety School.  Plans have been approved by Cabinet to build a new Road Safety School in the parklands just to the west of the Thebarton Police Barracks.

       The old buildings immediately adjacent Port Road and our Vehicle Museum will be demolished to allow for construction of class-rooms and offices to accompany the new Road Safety School.  From our perspective, this is a very disappointing development.  Many senior members will recall that the Vehicle Museum was originally the motor garage adjacent to the Magistrates Court buildings and was dismantled and re-erected at the Barracks prior to construction of the ‘new’ No 1 Angas Street in the early 1960’s.
    I have met with the Commissioner seeking information in relation to alternate accommodation. The Commissioner is supportive of us remaining within the Barracks precinct, but at this time is unable to confirm an exact location.

    Mosaic Database

    Mosaic is a computer program specifically designed for the management of exhibits and archives within Museums.  It is used by several community museums throughout Australia.  Tony Kaukas applied for and received a grant more than two years ago to replace our original data-base with Mosaic.  Since that time Tony, with assistance particularly from Bob Boscence has been working towards transferring our data to the new system.  This has presented many challenges, particularly in the manner files are indexed for retrieval.

    Tony and Bob continue to work on solving these problems and have made significant progress in the past 6 months.  However more work is to be done, and then a number of volunteers will require training with the new system.  I plan to make the completion of this project a priority in the next 12 months.

    Museum Accreditation

    Closely associated with the Mosaic issue is working towards Accreditation for our Museum.  We currently hold the status of Registered Community Museum with HistorySA, but require substantial work to achieve the status of Accredited Museum.   To move to the next stage we are required to provide substantial evidence of a range of management issues, particularly relating to governance, future directions, occupational health and safety, finance, management of our collections and how we will provide access to visitors wishing to view the Museum Galleries.

    Again, it is my intention to progress these matters as a priority.  HistorySA has provided a Guide Manual that gives a step by step instruction on how to complete this task.  It suggests that this may take up to 5 years to achieve.  I hope to complete the task much sooner than that.

    My ultimate plan is to again have the Museum open to the public on a regular basis.  This will obviously require the recruitment of many more volunteers to assist as tour guides.  We were able to achieve this when the Museum was located on North Terrace and I believe that with some determination, we can achieve that again.

    My first year as President has been both interesting and challenging.  It has also been very rewarding.  As a member still working full-time, I find that I must rely to a very large degree on a number of volunteers.  In particular I acknowledge the tremendous support provided to me by immediate past President Geoff Rawson.

    I also thank Vice President Kevin Beare who has very capably deputised for me on a number of occasions when I have been either overseas, or attending to work commitments.  Thanks Kevin.

    Most importantly though, I wish to thank each of you for your support throughout 2010.  I am very confident that with your continued support, together we can make this an even better Society.



   Bill Prior.





At our AGM the Treasurer Tony Woodcock presented his Annual Financial Report followed by the President who spoke about his report, copies being available to all members present.

A very surprised Secretary Owen Bevan was awarded life membership by President Bill Prior.  This was a richly deserved honour for a member who has been involved in the society in one way or another for more than 30 years.  Kevin Beare spoke warmly about his  achievements




Alan Peters was presented with a certificate of recognition for his 14 years service as a member of the Executive Committee as was Max  Griffiths for his 2 year service.  Both members did not contest the 2011  ballot.

Two new members of committee are Charlie Tredrea and Barry Blundell and members Kathryn  Woodcock, Bob Boscence, Kevin  Johnson and Di Lugg were all  re-elected.  There was no need for a ballot as the required number of committee members had nominated.

Stewart Munroe was elected as Honorary Auditor in accordance with the rules.


Dorothy Pyatt has not missed an AGM since the Society’s first and although she has not been well, she was determined not to miss this one.


Charlie Tredrea

Charlie Tredrea held the rank of Senior Sergeant as the senior training officer at Communications Training Section.  He is currently on leave and has submitted his retirement papers.  He has been involved with the Society for eleven years looking after our Web site as the Web manager.  He is currently working to upgrade the site which will take some time.  He has assisted with the Hue and Cry and with more time has been involved in setting up many of the stories in our later  publications.  He will be an excellent addition to the committee. Charlie celebrated his last day of service on Thursday 24th February 2011 which coincided with his 60th birthday.

Barry Blundell

Barry Blundell is a Senior Sergeant with SAPOL and  is O/C of Electronic Crime Section, and finds time to assist us with sorting our archive return and sorting. Barry is a very driven member who is full of enthusiasm for the Society and his addition to the Executive Committee will be welcome.



Vice-President Kevin Beare hangs the recently
 restored portrait in the Historical Associations’
Board room at Thebarton Police Barracks.



This portrait of Queen Victoria was bequeathed to the   Victoria League in South Australia by Miss Meliora O’Halloran who died in 1961.
Miss O’Halloran was the aunt of Mr. Justice Ross who tells us he understands that the portrait belonged to his Great, Great Grandfather—Sir Joseph O’Halloran—who had the rarely bestowed honour of G.C.B. ( Grand Cross Bath )

Sir Joseph O’Halloran sent the portrait to his son in South Australia—his son being Major T.S. O’Halloran who arrived at Glenelg on November 21st, 1838, and who was appointed Commissioner of Police in South Australia in 1840. (Copy of letter attached to the rear of the portrait).

This portrait was given to the South Australian Police Historical Society by the Victoria League of South Australia in December 1993 at the time of  their move from Austin Street, Adelaide.




 South Australian Register, Wednesday 26 April 1843, page 3.
Police-Office, Adelaide, April 11, 1843.
T. O'Halloran, Esq., Commissioner
of Police, &c., &c.

Sir—We the undersigned Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Men of the Metropolitan Police Force, having heard, with regret, that you have resigned into the hands of his Excellency the Governor the office of our Commissioner, which you have held for a period of nearly three years, cannot allow ourselves to part from you without expressing our sincere sorrow that circumstances should have rendered it necessary for you to tender your resignation.  During the above period, we have one and all

had repeated opportunities of witnessing your anxious desire to promote the interests of the Force generally, and we do not know of a single instance in which a meritorious line of conduct on our part has not been responded to by you, and the object of it recommended for promotion.
Your uniform kindness and attention to us is readily acknowledged by all.   When punishment has been necessary in any case, we can with confidence say that it has been by you invariably meted out with justice, and where contrition for an offence has been shown, you have been ever ready to give a willing ear to it, and mitigate some portion of our sentence.
Upon your leaving the Force, we cannot but express our deep sorrow at parting with you, not only as an excellent officer and disciplinarian, but as a good man; and be assured that we shall ever look back with pleasure to those days which we have passed under your command, and that, upon your retirement into private life, you will carry with you the sincere respect and regard of all of us; and wishing you and your family all the health and happiness that the sublunary world can afford, believe us to be, with lasting gratitude.

Your most obedient and ever humble servants,
[Signed by Inspector Stewart, Sub-Inspector
Litchfield, the Non-commissioned Officers
and Constables in the Metropolitan Police.]

Major Thomas Shuldham O’Halloran

Lizard Lodge, O'Halloran Hill.
15th April, 1843.
James Stuart, Esq.,
Inspector Metropolitan Police,

Dear Sir— It was my intention on Wednesday last to have addressed a few parting words to the officers and men under your immediate command, previous to leaving the office with the new Commissioner, but when the moment came, I felt quite unable to say, as I had intended, " Good bye."   I now, therefore, acknowledge by letter the receipt of the flattering address you were kind enough to hand me in the name of yourself and the officers and men of the Metropolitan Police, and which I was quite unprepared for when you kindly presented it.

The expressions of attachment therein conveyed to me by those I have so long had the honour of commanding, are most soothing and grateful to my feelings at the sad moment of separation, and make me not a little proud of being thought worthy of such high commendations as the kind partiality of all confers upon me in the above address.
Begging all concerned to accept my warmest acknowledgments, and assuring them through you that I shall ever feel heartfelt gratitude for the sentiments expressed towards me, I remain, dear Sir, with sincere regard.

Very faithfully yours.


The Historical Society are looking for a few more volunteers to assist with some tasks on different days.
If you have a few hours a week to help out at Thebarton Barracks we would love to hear from you.    Some of the tasks that need attention are:- Artefact return, cleaning the museum (dusting etc) researching, vehicle maintenance to name a few.
Please contact Geoff Rawson on a Wednesday or Thursday on Phone (08) 8207 4099 if you are interested.


Charlie Tredrea.

Since the inception of our police in South Australia police men and women have been called upon to  perform a very wide range of duties.  Last Newsletter we looked at how police were also firemen and in this issue we take a look at when police were also ambulance drivers, until 1954.   In coming issues we will look at other duties that were performed by police.


(570) 1916 Duncan & Frazer Civil Ambulance


The Advertiser Tuesday, September 7, 1886.
On Monday afternoon an accident happened on the Port-road, Hindmarsh, by which an employee of Mr. L. Conrad, named Patrick Malone, had his right thigh fractured.   The horse which he was driving shied at a van and capsized the cart over a heap of stones.    Malone was removed to the Adelaide Hospital by the police ambulance wagon.


South Australian Register, Thursday December 27, 1913.

TUESDAY. January 18.
The Inspector's reports and a large number of reports from police officers were dealt with, and the Board made orders for the abatement of nuisances in various parts of the colony. In several places where works were in  progress extension of time was allowed for their completion.

The President reported the steps he had taken to have the police ambulance wagon in attendance at the Railway Station to receive typhoid patients, etc., (Particulars have already appeared in the Press.) It   subsequently transpired that the patients were on their way to the Burra Hospital.

1077.    1939 Ford V8.


South Australian Advertiser, Tuesday January 1889.


While the city was alive with joyous crowds who were celebrating the termination of the old year and the Incoming of the new ; while bands of music were playing in the streets, and the bells were ringing out peal, of good omen for 1889 ; and while several coaches freighted with the employees of Marshall & Co. a drapery establishment were returning to the city laden with merrymakers who had enjoyed a holiday   outing, and were cheering at the top of their voices as they drew up in front of the firm's extensive    premises In Rundle-street, a terrible scene was being enacted In the Hills, near Belair, where the last coach, which contained some 30 of the picnicers, capsized, and brought injury, ruin, and death to its  occupants.

This morning, at 3 o'clock, the scene at the hospital was a pitiable one, as at that time two of the police ambulance vans arrived from the scene of the disaster, each bearing two of the most seriously-Injured passengers. The first van, which arrived shortly before 3, brought to the hospital the driver, John Lambert.   On examination by the house surgeon, it was found that both his legs had sustained a      compound fracture, and it was feared that amputation of both legs would be necessary.

The second patient to be admitted was Miss Lucy Machin, of Hackney, who was suffering from concussion of the brain. No sooner were these cases taken to the wards than the second ambulance drew up at the door.   It  contained the almost inanimate form, of Mrs Alice Jacobs and Mr. John Walter Webster.   They were immediately admitted by the surgeons, and it was ascertained that Mr. Jacobs was suffering from injury to the right thigh, while the other sufferer, a cabinetmaker, of Wakefield-street, had a contusion of the abdomen. Several friends of the picnicers had assembled at the hospital, anxiously waiting for the news of those who had been out during the day.


South Australian Advertiser, Adelaide, Thursday December 13, 1928.


Two men were working near a gas main at the works of the Gas Company at Magill-road, Magill, on Wednesday morning, when a rubber connection burst and they were overcome by the gas.  One of the men recovered after first-aid treatment, but the other. Mr. Albert Northover (50), of Maria street, Thebarton, was taken to the Adelaide Hospital by the police ambulance, and was admitted suffering from coal gas poisoning.

Civil Ambulance.   1926 Chevrolet 4.     1078.

South Australian Advertiser, Adelaide, Friday September 3, 1954.


Sirens were being fitted to all St. John Ambulance Brigade vehicles, the manager (Mr. F. L. Ferrier) said yesterday.
This followed an agreement for the brigade to take over the remaining police ambulances.   In most cases of ambulance transport excessive speed is not necessary.   It will only be in an emergency, for example the carriage of people suffering from the effects of poison, that sirens will be used,' he said.

1079 .    1934 Buick Registration Number 3406.  Driver is C.W. Pratt.


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Friday 1st APRIL 2011.Max Slee
Max Slee will be our speaker and his subject is “1838 and all that.”
Max is always a very entertaining speaker and is well known for his well  researched book on Inman the first leader of our fledgling police force in 1838.

Friday 6th MAY 2011.

Another wonderful speaker with the great voice will be Peter Graham speaking about the Peter
                            GrahamInternational Swimming Arena in which he has been involved.  He has been a commentator for
many events including the Police Tattoo. 

Friday 3rd JUNE 2011.
Gerry Feltus will be our speaker with — “Another look at the Somerton Beach Mystery of 194
8.”  This subject has continued to interest and      confound those who try to solve it. 

All meetings commence at 7.30 p.m. at Thebarton Police
Barracks Meeting Room.



Joseph Maxfield (Ron) RODRIGUEZ passed away at the Port Lincoln Hospital on January27th 2011, aged 84years who served the bulk of his time in the traffic branch.

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Compliments on the new format for the Magazine—and the photographs, the ‘Wall of Remembrance’ especially!
I always find the articles most interesting—particularly the one on the Horsnell Brothers.   I heard quite a bit about some of the escapades from Tom after we were married (1952).   If you are interested to make a mention (or use) any extracts from Tom’s Diaries (“Will we be disappointed– After?’) a Wally Horsnell “tale” (see next issue for story) … Geoff Webster was another who joined up from SAPOL and he was a very good horseman and he and Tom had a lot in common so they do a lot of ‘adventuring’ together—Cleopatra’s Bath, for instance pp. 93-94!
You might find other entries of interest—particularly if anyone is going overseas to visit those countries, what changes there have been.
As Tom would say, “Keep Going Forward”: a very worthwhile magazine.

Yours sincerely

(There is a copy of Tom’s book in the Society’s Library)

Strathfield Terrace, Taperoo.

SsUNDAY 17th APRIL 2011

This service honours the 25 South Australian   Police Officers who died whilst serving during World War I, World War II and United Nations Peacekeeping duties in Cyprus.

The 30 minute service commencing at 10.30 am will be followed by fellowship and morning tea in the Academy Mess.

PLEASE NOTE The original entrance is now closed and the new entrance is clearly marked.
Parking will be available in the  Academy  as directed by SAPOL personnel.

In case of wet weather, the ceremony will be held in the Academy Auditorium.

Dorothy Pyatt will deliver an address in relation to a Police Officer, Flight Lieutenant John Edward MACLEOD who died on 19th December 1944.

For any further information, please contact the SAPOL Special Events Officer,
Ms Geraldine White, Corporate Communication Branch,   
Telephone: 8204 2229, during office hours.

All members, family and friends of the
South Australian Police Historical Society
are invited to   attend the South Australia Police Anzac Memorial Service.


                    Ernie                                                                     BSA

Isobel                                                               BSA Solo

The award winning motor cycle, 1964 A65– BSA Solo–
Previously owned by the late Bob Potts and was originally
 issued to MTC Lindsay Lugg.


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