Historical information

Wooden truncheon, used by volunteer constables during 1926 Police strike. Issued to Leslie J Robertson of Sackville St Kew to assist in protecting the stores in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.


The 1926 Police strike was an important event in Victoria's history. As an artefact, issued to volunteers, the truncheon is a remnant of that event.

Physical description

Solid wood varnished police truncheon with cord loop threaded through a hole below where held. These truncheons were issued to volunteer constables during 1926 Police Strike.