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Police employee representation in New South Wales

Part 1A, the beginning through 1960

Bruce Swanton

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This chronological description of police employee representation in New South Wales from the beginning through 1960 is presented as a contribution to the police historical record of the state. The end of the 'fifties' and the commencement of the 'sixties' comprised a major social boundary in Western Society generally. That boundary was as evident in police affairs in NSW as it was in pop culture, public morality, politics and numerous other social phenomena. The year 1960 thus represents a convenient cut off point for this particular account. Clearly, a subsequent monograph will be necessary to account for the more complex years from 1960 forward.