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Police Stations (Altona)

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

Description
15 documents, comprising:
1 document from Victoria Police Gazette
1 document describing property details, 1958
1 document on history of Altona Police Station
3 magazine articles
8 black and white photos of new police station, 1963
1 list of officers in charge 1919-1979
Keywords
police stations; altona police station
Historical information
Altona is a suburb of Melbourne, 13 km south-west of Melbourne's CBD and located within the City of Hobsons Bay

Altona Police Station opened as a temporary police station in 1919 on the corner Sargood and Blyth Streets. It was staffed by one 1st Constable. The original police station was in a small room attached to the front of a 5-roomed weather-board dwelling with an iron roof on land measuring 66' x 165'. On 31 March 1958 it moved into newly built government premises at 51-53 Blyth Street, on the corner of Bent Street. The building consisted of a cream brick veneer police residence and police station with cell. Staff was increased to a Sergeant in Charge and 3 Constables. A new police station was opened in Altona North on 7th October 1979. The Altona Police Station remained as a sub-station for a few a short time until the building was sold.
Last updated
24 Jun 2019 at 2:15PM