Frederick Joseph RAFFERTY
Late of ?
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 5079
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 4 March 1946
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 July 1967
Inspector – appointed 12 February 1976
Senior Inspector – appointed 10 October 1980
Service: From ? ? pre March 1946 to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: 11 May 1922
Died on: Thursday 14 September 2017
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Funeral date: Friday 22 September 2017 @ noon
Funeral location: South Chapel, Woronora memorial Park, Linden St, Sutherland
Buried at: Cremated
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Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), Monday 21 July 1952, page 2
JUDGE ON PERIL OF WRONG-SIDE CAR PASSING
To overtake on the left side was a dangerous practice for motor-drivers, Judge Lloyd said in Quarter Sessions Appeals Court today.
“It is pretty prevalent in Sydney, Judge Lloyd said. “It has almost become a rule of driving, but some day there may be a very bad accident, he added. The judge made this comment during the hearing of an appeal by Eric Jellinek, Grosvenor St., Woollahra, against severity of a £10 fine imposed by Mr. Stonham, SM, at the Traffic Court on May 8 for overtaking vehicles on the incorrect side in Moore Park Rd., Paddington.
Constable Frederick Joseph Rafferty said he saw Jellinek, who was riding a motor-cycle, pass five vehicles on the wrong side. The constable said this portion of Moore Park Rd, was a dual road separated by plantations. It was the practice for motor-drivers going west to keep close to the plantations on their right-hand side.
Judge Lloyd said it would have been extremely difficult for Jellinek to have overtaken vehicles on the right side.
But there was risk that some vehicle ahead of him might have swung out to Jellinek’s right side. In the circumstances. Judge Lloyd said he would reduce the fine from £10 to £2.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) , Tuesday 2 December 1947, page 3
Hecklers “Worst Enemies Of Democracy”
SYDNEY, Monday. – Men who heckled public speakers were the “worst enemies of democracy,” Judge Barton said in the Quarter Sessions Appeals Court to-day.
He made this comment when hearing the appeal of George Thompson, merchant seaman, 60, against a sentence of one month’s gaol for disorderly conduct at a meeting addressed by the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Menzies) at the Maccabean Hall ( Darlinghurst ) in September, 1946.
Judge Barton set aside the sentence and imposed a fine of £5. “I have not the slightest sympathy with this type of conduct, and I think it is absolutely essential in democracy to preserve the right of the public to hear what a public man has to say,” Judge Barton said. “Although these men may not realise it, through their ignorance, they are in fact the worst enemies of democracy.
“It looks as if a very low type of citizen banded together to frustrate this meeting, he added.
Constable Frederick Joseph Rafferty said Thompson had shouted: “Pig Iron Bob, you dirty Fascist. We want Eddie: we want Eddie Ward.”
Mr. J. B. Sweeney (for Thompson) said 15 persons had been arrested at the meeting. The other 14 had all been fined, although there was no evidence to show Thompson’s conduct had been any worse than that of the others.