State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

AU WA A1167 - DENHAM RIVER POLICE STATION

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Police Station

Authorized form of name

DENHAM RIVER POLICE STATION

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A1167

Description area

Dates of existence

1889-02-01 - 1895-04-27

History

A police presence was established in Denham River (via Wyndham) around 1889. From 1891 onwards the Police had the specific duty of patrolling the telegraph line and ensuring it was protected from damage. The police station, possibly a camp, was destroyed by storm in December, 1894 and the station closed in April of the following year.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Police Act 1892, s. 39 Establishment of Police Districts.

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A944 - WESTERN AUSTRALIA POLICE SERVICE (1995-05-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A944

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1995-05-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A61 - WESTERN AUSTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT (1853-03-05 - 1995-05-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A61

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1889-02-01 -

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S2852 - OCCURRENCE BOOKS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

- 1895-04-30

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

AN Cross Reference = 5/DEN

(Details taken from Don Pashley - "Policing our state", 2000)