Yes we will undertake research for you!

Detailed research will only commence on receipt of the attached form entitled

 "Research and Photographic Request"

and when Advance Payment of a Fee is received.

Persons attempting to initiate requests by telephone, email etc., will be directed to the Society's web page and specifically the "Research and Photographic Request" form
A form can be posted with Australia Post whenever internet access is not available.

Advice to Persons Requesting Research or Photographs

 Research fees are a part of the Society’s income and are essential in the maintenance of existing hard and electronic records and in the acquisition of additional records.
All Police Historical Society members are volunteers who undertake research and associated work on a non-profit basis.

Researchers often spend considerable time and effort in preliminary searches which often locate little or no detail.  This is often the case with early hand written records and photographs which are very limited or may not be available.

Research will only be commenced on receipt of the completed “Research and Photographic Request” form.

The Request form must contain precise detail to ensure as far as possible the accuracy of information ultimately provided.   The form has been drafted to address all necessary detail.

A return postal address and contact telephone number are essential and will enable researchers to make personal contact at any stage should clarification be required. 

Research and Photographic – Preliminary and Full.

On receipt of the fully completed
“Research and Photographic Request” form a preliminary search of Society records, including photographic holdings will be undertaken.  No fee is required for a preliminary search.  The aim of this search is, in part to confirm whether the Society holds records or photographs relevant to the request, estimate the time and resources necessary to prepare an information package and to produce an invoice. 
The invoice will clearly identify the fee to be paid before further research is undertaken.  It will be forwarded to the person initiating the request who will then be able to decide whether to proceed. 
No further research will occur until payment has been confirmed. 


A fee of $35.00 will apply covering the first hour of research, the preparation photographs, information package on CD and postage.  Where research or time in preparation exceeds one hour a fee of $15.00 per hour or part thereof will apply. 
The invoice will identify the full fee required to be paid prior to any work being undertaken. 


Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is preferred.
The Society’s BSB is 805-005 and the Account Number with the Police Credit Union is 100167433.

Alternatively a cheque or money order made payable to the S.A. Police Historical Society Inc. is acceptable.

We regret that Credit Card facilities are not available. 
Please note:  Work on requests cannot commence until the Society is able to confirm payment has been received and linked to your identity.  If payment is made via EFT it is essential a clear reference to your surname is included. 

Delivery of Results.
In most cases the Society will deliver information packages via Australia Post.  Consequently please ensure a current postal address is included on the 
“Research and Photographic Request” form.

Please note that work on your request cannot begin until we are able to confirm your identity in the relevant banking records. It is therefore essential that you clearly display this detail in any EFT or other electronic payments you submit.

All possible care is taken in correlating information collected and presented.
However, the S.A. Police Historical Society cannot be held responsible for any errors or emissions existing in official records.

This Society holds no Criminal or Court Outcome Records.

You MUST use this document to request Research or information!

Research request
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South Australia Police
Historical Society Incorporated.

Police Barracks Thebarton

G.P.O. Box 1539
Adelaide SA 5001.

Telephone:   8207 4099
Fax:             8207 4011

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