On Sunday 27th April we had a visit from 21 members of the Busselton Collectors Club to see my collection of Police memorabilia. Subsequently I received a phone call from one of the members who said he wanted to give me a Police Book for my collection.
Yesterday I received that book which is the Police Gaol Register for Mt Morgans Police Station from January 1903 until it closed on 21st April 1911. Its all handwritten in pen and ink. Mt Morgan is or was commonly known as Morgans, a goldfield near to Laverton in Western Australia. The book when closed measures 320mm by 470mm and is 60mm thick. Its a bit weather beaten but a great historical piece. I need to get another cabinet to display it.
As luck would have it I had more visitors today and was offered a glass cabinet. Just have to take the trailer and pick it up.
On Thursday 10th April I had a visit from a dozen Cadillacs and a couple of other “normal” cars to view my police memorabilia collection. The group was part of the Cadillac LaSalle Nationals who were attending their annual convention/get together in Busselton. This group were part of more than 30 Cadillacs who were attending. I had more than 40 people gathered in my collection shed but it was a great event. They were from WA and the Eastern states plus a few from USA. I had to have them park down in the paddock to fit them in. Luckily we have acreage. After an hour or so they all headed back to Busselton.
If you are a member of an association or group and interested in visiting Policeman’s Way, be sure to get in contact!
I am really excited to say that Police News, the magazine for the WA Police Union, has featured Policeman’s Way in its February edition. This is particularly exciting because it was a chance for me to update my former colleagues on just how big the collection has become!
Police News February 2012 [PDF 1MB]