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Dennis Leslie NEATE


Dennis Leslie NEATE

AKA  ?

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 ? ? ?

Final Rank?

Retirement / Leaving age:?


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 ? ) 

Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date:  Wednesday 6 January 2021 @ 11am

Funeral locationSt Joseph’s Catholic Church, 210 Oyster Bay Rd, Como, NSW



( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( December 2020 )



 DENNIS is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO



May they forever Rest In Peace 

Australian Police YouTube Channel 


Condolences to his daughter, Katherine.


Dennis Leslie NEATE

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.

Appointed Representatives
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.

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE, Patricia (Patsy) Browne

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.

Pedal car from childhood restored for 91-year-old owner | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader | St George, NSW



11 October 2019

There have been many great artists and observers, from Da Vinci to Darwin, who have drawn nature from life by observing it in its natural habitat. Here we have a previously undiscovered collection of life drawings of NSW cops in their natural surroundings (you really need to read this in a voice that sounds like Sir David Attenborough). Many thanks to Kade May for loaning these excellent drawings by her father Senior Constable Dennis Neate.


Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE





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