Dennis Leslie NEATE
Late of Bonnet Bay, NSW
Husband to his Widow – Judith May NEATE ( R.I.P. – 24/12/2013 )
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 093
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 10468
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy Cadet on ? ? ?
Probationary Constable- appointed 29 October 1962 ( Aged 22 years, 2 months, 27 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed 27 March 1968 ( Seniority date should have been 29-10-67 ) ( Loss of 6 months Seniority )
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
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Stations: ?, Central Police Station ( 1 Division ), ?
Service: From ? ? pre October 1962? to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: No Find on Australian Honours system
Born: Saturday 2 August 1941
Died on: Sunday 27 December 2020 during the a.m.
Age: 79 years, 4 months, 26 days
Cause: Cancer ( Type ? )
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Funeral date: Wednesday 6 January 2021 @ 11am
Funeral location: St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 210 Oyster Bay Rd, Como, NSW
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( December 2020 )
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Condolences to his daughter, Katherine.
Over 50 years proudly serving the Police Family
Here is a brief history of the development of Police Bank.
Rapid Growth of Services
The Credit Union employed its first full time administration officers in 1970 to meet the growing demand for services. By late 1971, membership had reached 2,583 and deposits grew by over half a million dollars from the previous year. By 1972 the organisation was lending nearly $50,000 per month.
Bob Dines became Chairman in 1970 with Arthur Sharp taking on the General Manager role the following year, a position he would hold for over a decade. Ian Pettit, Terry Seery, John Gorman, Bob Page, Merv Taylor and Alan Dahl joined as Directors in the early to mid seventies. Alan Dahl was elected Chairman in 1975 with the auditing firm, Nicholls & Thomas (Kevin Thomas principal), appointed in the same year.
Around this time the Credit Union appointed Dennis Neate as a ‘Field & Promotions Officer'(the forerunner to our Business Development Officers of today) to increase awareness of Police Credit Union across the state.
Pedal car from childhood restored for 91-year-old owner
Patricia (Patsy) Browne, 91, couldn’t believe her eyes when daughter Yvette Graf took her on a surprise visit to the Sutherland Shire Toy Restoration Centre at Jannali.
Waiting to be picked up was the toy pedal car Mrs Browne adored as a child, beautifully restored to its original condition by volunteer Dennis Neate, a retired policeman and former panel beater.
The pedal car, which was made in 1929 – the same year Mrs Browne was born – was a present from her grandfather Herbert Cato, who was a car dealer, mechanic and served petrol at Cato’s Garage in Clare, South Australia.
The car was painted light green, the same as Mr Cato’s Buick.
Mrs Browne, of Caringbah South, has very strong memories of pedalling her little car around the large garage and parking it next to her grandfather’s vehicles within white lines, which he had painted on the concrete floor specially for her.
“I used to be able to go backwards easily when parking it,” she recalled.
“I used to check the readings as I knew one should. There were transfers on the dashboard for fuel level, battery charge and speedo.”
Mrs Browne said the pedal car had been “almost around the world since then”.
“It’s been shared with everyone in the family and now it’s back with me.
“Yvette had it last and I noticed it was missing.
“I thought someone might be trying to fix it up, but had no idea of what she was organising.
“Then, one day she said to me, ‘I am going to take you out on Saturday and you have wear something that’s better than your gardening clothes.’
“It was a wonderful surprise and I am very grateful.”
Mrs Browne’s recollections of the car of her childhood were written down, along with her mother’s other memories, by Ms Graf and guided Mr Neate, who also did a lot of independent research.
“It had strong celluloid windscreen with a transfer on the corner, a fake light on one side and a magnificent horn with a trumpet and rubber squeeze tube,” the notes said.
“I think it had a new bumper bar and a pedal set up which included the two rods to the rear wheels.
“There was a mascot on front of the bonnet, some sort of cross, I think. It was a soft moss green with thin strip paint lines on the ventilators, at side of engine, and also along the bonnet body and the outer ridges of the mudguards and wheels.”
Sutherland Shire Toy Restoration Centre, which is operated by volunteers, reopened in June in an amended arrangement after the COVID-19 shutdown.
Takings have recovered to the extent that the centre recently gave $10,000 to charities assisting with food support because of Covid.