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Photograph (police women, street patrol)

From the Collection of Victoria Police Museum Mezzanine Level World Trade Centre Siddeley Street Docklands Victoria

Joyce Johnston and Elva Carr during Street Patrol, date unknown.
Object Registration
Colleen Woolley Archive
police women, johnston, joyce evelyn 9840, carr, gwenyth elva 9835, street patrol, police woman, policewomen, policewoman
Historical information
Elva Carr was unhappy waiting around at Russell Street for policemen to bring the work to them. In 1947 she asked Kath Mackay for the opportunity for police women to be more involved in police work. Having proved their worth the Street Patrol was established in 1948 and the police women patrolled the streets in their patrol car, dressed in dark blue uniforms and peaked caps with a silver police badge.
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23 Nov 2017 at 2:40PM