Policing in Australia Since 1788 - In the Line of Duty
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In the Line of Duty was developed for the AFP National Police Memorial Steering Committee by Services for Art. A Reference Group of police officers and representatives from police historical societies from all Australian jurisdictions contributed their ideas and suggestions for the exhibition and supplied many images, documents and objects from their own collections.

Exhibition Reference Group:
Vince Pannell, AFP National Police Memorial Steering Committee
Chris Cranston Australian Federal Police Museum
Margaret Tyrie Australian Federal Police Museum
Mark Burgess Police Federation of Australia
Andrew McCoullough New South Wales Police
Geoff Norris New South Wales Police
Police Association New South Wales
Sandra Mitchell Northern Territory Police
Daniel Bacon Northern Territory Police
William Prior South Australian Police
Geoff Rawson South Australian Police Historical Society
Lisa Jones Queensland Police Museum
Jean Henley Tasmania Police
Russ Ames Tasmania Police Museum
Alan Gee Victoria Police Museum
Stephen Eather Victoria Police Museum
Police Association Victoria
Carmel Condemi Western Australia Police
Stuey Estcourt Western Australia Police
Peter Skehan Western Australia Police Historical Society
Police Association Western Australia

Objects were borrowed from the National Library of Australia, Canberra, the Canberra Bicycle Museum, the Goulburn Police Academy and the Justice and Police Museum, Sydney. Images and documents to augment police files were also sourced from Francis Reiss, Ozbadge, the National Library of Australia, the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, State Library of Victoria, Mortlock Library, State Library of South Australia, Allport Library, State Library of Tasmania, State Library of New South Wales, Battye Library, State Library of Western Australia, Fairfax Photos, Newspix, State Records Office New South Wales, Public Records Office Victoria and the National Archives of Australia.

The exhibition and website was designed by Art Direction Creative. The exhibition was fabricated by Flash Photobition. Touchscreen was designed by Datatrax.  A suite of postcards were published for the exhibition by Lamb Print. The book of facsimile 1927 documents from the National Archives of Australia was printed by the Inkjet Research Facility and bound by the Artists Book Studio, ANU School of Art.

Curator: Merryn Gates, Services for Art
Curatorial Assistant: Majella Brown

In the Line of Duty was jointly funded by the Australian Government (through the Australian Federal Police), state and territory police services and the Police Federation of Australia.

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