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Category Archives: Police Museum
Police believe a vehicle stolen in Pallarenda overnight is in possession of Tyronne Speechley, one of two men who absconded from a complex in Townsville on Monday night, April 22.
The vehicle, a blue 2012 Hyundai i30 hatchback (similar to … Continue reading
It all began the same way that most Police Museums do… by an act of bureaucracy. On 27 November, 1893 Mr Finucane, Chief Clerk of the Queensland Police, signed a memorandum on behalf of Commissioner Seymour, which instructed all police … Continue reading
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Stories from the Police Museum Collection
The Queensland Police Museum will celebrate its 119th birthday on November 27 this year. The original c1890s collection was filled with … Continue reading
During his career O’Driscoll was also … Continue reading
Michael Francis Symes joined the Queensland Police as Constable 4570 on October 24, 1980. To date he has served at Broadbeach, Gold Coast, City Station, Brisbane CIB, Woolloongabba, Wynnum Traffic, Tambo, Eromanga, Whitsunday, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Capalaba, Hervey Bay and Thursday … Continue reading
Peter Grahame John Kidd joined the Queensland Police as Constable 3560 on 29 April 1977. He served at the Traffic Branch, Banyo Station; Brisbane Mobile Patrols; as a member of the Brisbane Task Force and the Tactical Response Group.
The … Continue reading
Rodney Lew Edwards joined the Queensland Police as Constable 6194 on 6 June 1986. He served at the following stations Woolloongabba; Chermside; Juvenile Aid Bureau (City) and Broadbeach and resigned on 30 November 1987.
The Star of Courage Citation reads:… Continue reading
Robert Rodgers joined the Queensland Police as Constable number 5904 on 10 October 1986. He served at the following stations: City; Mooroka; Brisbane Mobile Patrols; Inala, Brisbane CIB and Wynnum and retired on 7 February 1990.
On 29 June 1989 … Continue reading
The Queensland Police “Motor Cycle Display Team” was reformed for the 1979 Police Spectacular, held at the RNA showground. The team included 19 officers lead by Sergeants Donald McKean and John Toohey. All the officers in the display team regularly … Continue reading
George Christopher Dyas (1840-1881) a dyer from co Westmeath, was admitted to the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) force in 1858. His application was supplemented with a recommendation from a Protestant clergyman. Interestingly, (and not so unusually), Dyas later converted to … Continue reading