The history of women in the Victoria Police is rich indeed, and some of those women are responsible for Australian ‘firsts’.
The first ‘woman police agent’ in Victoria was Madge Irene Connor whose photo is featured on the front of the book. Madge was feisty, gutsy woman responsible for policewomen in Victoria getting equal pay decades ahead of women in any other occupation in this state.
Whether you’re interested in women’s history or have a family policing background, this could be an essential addition to your bookshelf.
For the first 70 years of women being ‘sworn’ members (1924-1994), there was an average of only 35 women per year - and what amazing women some of them were.
Policewomen in the 1950s and 1960s were endlessly fascinating to the general public, and stories of that era are included here.
One of the nicest things said about Edition 1 was that it was a ‘bloody good read’! Edition 2 has been expanded to include some of the more momentous achievements of women in the Victoria Police between 1997 and 2017. There are many new photographs.
Edition 1 sold out quickly. Don’t miss out on your copy of Edition 2.