Harold John FERRIS
New South Wales Police Force
Joined NSW Police Force via NSW Police Cadet system on 5 July 1937
Cadet # 147
Regd. # ?
Rank: Superintendent 3rd Class
Stations: Newcastle (1979)
Service: From 5 July 1937 to ?
Awards: Queen’s Police Medal ( QPM ) – granted 31 December 1977
National Medal – granted 8 February 1979
Died on: 02/09/2004
Funeral date: ?
Funeral location: Belmont, New South Wales.
Buried at: Cremated and ashes spread over Belmont Bay, Lake MacQuarie.
Memorial plaque: Belmont Cemetery, NSW
On 08/09/1979 a regular festival takes place in Newcastle called the Mattara Festival. On this day a rock concert was put on for the youth. It apparently got out of hand due to the number of youths in attendance, lack of private security, the volume of the music, the ‘inappropriate’ dress of the young females, and the consumption of alcohol. Supt Ferris said that “We could have filled our jails that day”
Harold was the husband of Mabel Isabel “Mabs” FERRIS who died on Friday 22 May 2015, aged 93.