Nambucca Headland Museum releases historical book for Nambucca Heads Police Station 80th anniversary

Nambucca Headland Museum plans to release an historical book in the lead up to the Nambucca Heads Police Station 80th anniversary. 

The first station was built in 1910 on the Wets side of Back Street, opposite the current Nambucca Heads RSL carpark. First Station was built in 1910 on the west side of Back Street, opposite the current RSL Carpark. The first constable to serve in the new station was Constable Fullalove.

The first station was built in 1910 on the Wets side of Back Street, opposite the current Nambucca Heads RSL carpark. First Station was built in 1910 on the west side of Back Street, opposite the current RSL Carpark. The first constable to serve in the new station was Constable Fullalove.

The book was compiled by museum volunteer and local history enthusiast, George Micolich, and features local historical photos, stories and interesting gazetted articles, along with other historical NSW Police photos and information. 

Mr Micolich said the creation of the book came about while  digitising and restoring  photographic  images  for  the Nambucca Headland  Museum, where he is a volunteer.

Nambucca Police Station on corner site of Bowra and Ridge Streets, Nambucca Heads. Built in brick in 1938, the station was a showpiece at the time. Photo donated by Mr and Mrs Parkins of Macksville.

Nambucca Police Station on corner site of Bowra and Ridge Streets, Nambucca Heads. Built in brick in 1938, the station was a showpiece at the time. Photo donated by Mr and Mrs Parkins of Macksville.

"In 2016, being a volunteer in policing for the NSW Police, as well as being in the process of restoring  images of the Nambucca Heads Police Station, I realised the value of the year 2018, which coincided with  the 80th anniversery of the police station, which was established in 1938," Mr Micolich said. 

"I started to research into the history of the station. Realising that there was sufficient material to produce a  80th anniversary booklet for the occasion, the project started to take shape.

Nambucca Police Station in 1960s prior to addition of new cells and station to the right.

Nambucca Police Station in 1960s prior to addition of new cells and station to the right.

"After adding a few extra NSW Police history items and stories, and after consultation with our commanders, the result was a 30-page anniversary soft cover book.

The 80th anniversary booklet is dedicated to the Nambucca Heads Police Station and the members that have served in its historical past.

The book will be on sale for $10, with all donations going to the museum. 

Nambucca Heads Police Station's 80th Anniversary Book Cover

Nambucca Heads Police Station's 80th Anniversary Book Cover

The reproduction of other historic photos and posters are also available at Nambucca Headland Museum, Liston St, Nambucca Heads.

The NSW Police Force and Nambucca Headland Museum, along with the NSW Police History Forum are acknowledged and thanked for their contribution in compiling this historical book.

NSW Police Members mentioned in this booklet: Constable Fullalove, Constable Constable, Constable Genner (Jenner), Constable Conner, Sergeant McCrea, Constable Holland, Constable Carroll, Constable Hill, Constable Yardy, Constable Heron, Constable Gorman, Constable Long, Constable Peate, Constable Endicott, Sergeant Turner – Kempsey, Sergeant Freebody – Glenreagh.

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