9th October 2019

New Finds: Police buttons

N.T. Police button by Stokes and Sons 1911-1952 Queensland Police button by AJ Parkes

Northern territory Police:

The current NT Police force started in 1911. Before that the Territory was served by South Australian Mounted Police from 1870 and the Native Police Corps from 1884. Wikipedia notes they have 70 stations and shopfronts, 3 boats, 1 helicopter, 23 horses and 72 camels!

Queensland Police:

Queensland got its own force in 1864, the year of the state’s separation from New South Wales. It was not until 1931 that 2 women were appointed to the force. Wikipedia doesn’t mention how many camels they own!

For police buttons from around Australia check:

http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=12795

http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=11295

http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=10096

http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=9821

http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=9523

http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=9082

http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=8900

http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=7709

http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=7307

http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=5800

http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=1852

 

 

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