Historical information

Born at Drouin on 2 April 1923. Her Record of Conduct and Service describes her as being 5' 6ΒΌ" tall and weighing 10 stone, 3lb., with brown eyes and hair and a fair complexion. She was a factory hand before joining the police force and has also served as a cook with the WRAAF. She served at Russell Street and Geelong and was also seconded to the Crown Law Department at the Fair Rents Board as an investigator. A photograph of Olive with an abandoned baby appeared in the Sun News Pictorial on 30 March 1960. Olive retired on 1 April 1983, having reached retirement age.

Physical description

Two police women talking to a man in an arched entrance. Olive Phillips is in the centre

Inscriptions & markings

'Taken when at Russell St - possibly late 1960s for some press affair - so not "fair dinkum" suspect P/W Piper - Olive Phillips Joan McShanag' (Blue pen on rear)