Our History

Looking back - Cops and Robbers

By The History Hermit
Updated July 12 2022 - 2:12am, first published 2:00am
LIFESAVER: A Queensland police-issue 15cm x 9.5cm, fabric-covered cardboard notebook. Picture: Supplied.

The world - or at least Antipodean portions of it covered by The Beaudesert Times, The Age Melbourne, The Sydney Morning Herald, Western Australia's The South-Western News, South Australia's Border Watch and anywhere in between - awoke on the morning of July 8 1910, to the news that Beaudesert's Constable Dowling had been shot.

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