GALLERIES AND ACTIVITIES
THINGS WE DO ON THURSDAYS
ROY HARVEY GALLERY
Inspect perhaps the largest and most comprehensive known collection of police patches, hat badges and hats.
Roy Harvey and John White collected these from almost every police force in the world. A number of these police forces no longer exist.
Also marvel at the John White collection of police headdress from overseas police forces.
DOROTHY PYATT GALLERY
Try to imagine what it would be like in the early days with the numerous photographs displayed depicting policing, especially in the outback.
Early outback police officers were explorers in their own right, opening up and gaining first hand knowledge of their areas.
Did explorers such as Stuart, Burke and others call into the local outback police stations to gain local knowledge of what may lay ahead as they explored Australia?
Also see the impressive display dedicated to South Australia Police Officers who died in the execution of their duty.
BRUCE FURLER GALLERY
Take a trip down memory lane when you inspect the collection of historical cars and motorcycles, including a 1962 Chrysler Royal sedan and the 196-'s BSA motorcycles.
Also on view is the well-known 'Black Mariah' prison carriage and the 1947 police launch 'William Fisk', named after Mr W. M. Fisk, a former Mayor of Glenelg.
ROBERT POTTS GALLERY
Follow the history of the police force - as the State grew, so did the police force. As settlements became established, the police force evolved with them
ROBERT CLYNE GALLERY
Did you know that as far back as 1948 with the Somerton Beach murder, strands of hair were carefully preserved in the bust of the victim to assist in identification should the need arise?
Become a modern Crime Scene Investigator - inspect the crime scene and see how many clues you can find. While you are there, also see the vast display of communication equipment.
MUSEUM GUIDED TOURS
At South Australian Police Historical Society, we are very keen to preserve Police History in a more tangible sense. Our five galleries are filled with interesting and unusual items that the police have used to do their job in protecting the South Australian public.
See radio equipment, police uniforms, STAR Group equipment, breath analysis machines amongst other equipment.
Whether you have a relative who was a police officer, or found/have an interesting object from the policing past, or just a natural curiosity about police history, you can apply to the Historical Society to have your enquiry researched. For a nominal fee, the holdings at the Historical Society will be searched and provided to you conveniently stored on a USB stick.
For more information on any of these activities plus more, contact us on +61 (8) 8207 4099 (Thursdays only)