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Oral History - Senior Sergeant Myrene Purcell

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

Description
Digital archive of oral history of former Senior Sergeant Myrene Purcell. Cut for exhibition purposes.
Keywords
police women, policewoman, detective, oral history
Historical information
Myrene Purcell is a retired Detective and Senior Sergeant with Victoria Police. In 1975 she applied for a transfer to the Criminal Investigation Branch and later trained at the Detective Training School.She was a member of the Sexual Offences Squad, which was the first squad of female officers and detectives, who were to investigate rapes and
sexual offences in Victoria. In this interview, Purcell discusses her training, career and experiences of discrimination.
When Made
March 2017
Last updated
8 Aug 2017 at 11:24AM