Thursday, January 28, 2010

Policing in Australia exhibition.

The exhibition "Policing in Australia since 1788" includes:
• a carte de visite of detective John Christie, dubbed "the Sherlock Holmes of Victoria police"

• an image of the posse that captured outlaw Ned Kelly

an account of the first Australian policeman killed in the line of duty (in 1803)

• an image of the police escort for British aviator Amy Johnson

• an image of a mobile forensic van of the Victoria police, ca. 1960
About the image: Detective John Christie in disguise as a tinker. Museum Victoria

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