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James Malcolm SUNTER


James Malcolm SUNTER



* Nickname:  ?

Formerly of Banora Point. Late of  ? 


Relations in ‘the job’:

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  / Police Training College – Penrith –  Class #  “possibly” 044 


NSW Police Cadet # 0456


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. # 7088


Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Wednesday 5 April 1944 ( aged 16 years, 6 months, 4 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed Wednesday 17 October 1951 ( aged 24 years, 0 months, 16 days ) May have been injured stopping him from being Sworn In on his 20th birthday

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 July 1967

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 May 1974

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 11 December 1977

Inspector – appointed 1 December 1982

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 


Final Rank: =  Chief Inspector


Stations?, Kempsey ( 1952 )( Cst )( resided at Unit 4, Angus Flats, Rudder St, East Kempsey ), ?, Goodooga ( 1966 )( SenCon ), South Coast ( 1967 ), “Possibly” Austinmer ( 1970s ), ?, District Officer – Dubbo ( C/Insp )( 1985 ), ?, Sutherland ( 24 Division ) – Retirement


Time employed ( Paid ) with NSW Police:  From: 5 April 1944   to  30 December 1986 = 42 years, 8 months, 25 days

Service ( From Training Date ) period: From  5 April 1944   to  30 December 1986 = 42 years, 8 months, 25 days Service



Retirement / Leaving age: = 59 years, 2 months, 29 days

Time in Retirement from Police: 36 years, 8 months, 29 days


AwardsQueen’s Commendation for Brace Conduct ( Imperial ) – granted 3 October 1967 ( Const )( Apprehension of armed man )

National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( C/Insp )


 Born:  Saturday 1 October 1927

Died on:  Thursday 28 September 2023

Age:  95 years, 11 months, 27 days

Organ Donor:  No – Age restrictive



Event location:   ?

Event / Diagnosis date ?


Funeral date? ? 2023

Funeral location?




Wake location???

Wake date???



Funeral Parlour: ?


Buried at?

Grave LocationSection:          Row?         Plot?

Grave GPS?,       ?


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( February 2024 )


JAMES is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED






May they forever Rest In Peace 

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A BANORA Point resident fears Lake Kimberley will flood homes this week if heavy rain keeps falling.

A BANORA Point resident fears Lake Kimberley will flood homes this week if heavy rain keeps falling.

Rising water at the lake has submerged a nearby footpath and was approaching nearby houses.

Former police officer Jim Sunter, 83, said he had noticed water levels were above average since heavy rain began last week.

“I’m concerned for a lot of the local residents. Most of them are pensioners and wouldn’t fare well if the water in the lake went any higher,” Mr Sunter said.

“It doesn’t seem to be draining anywhere.”

Mr Sunter said the lake flooded nearby houses about three years ago.

“I’ve spoken to a lot of residents and they’re worried about it.

“If it keeps raining, I think it will flood,” he said.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Tweed Heads received 127mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday.

Cloudy conditions and more showers are predicted for later this week.

A spokesman for the RTA, which is working on the nearby Banora Point Pacific Highway upgrade and drainage system for the lake, said the project team was monitoring the rising water levels.

“We’ve put several measures in place to ensure any impact from the heavy rainfall is minimised,” the spokesman said.

“The gates are open and working to ensure that water flows freely, there are four pumps running continuously and pumping excess water through the site and additionally, two bypass pipes have been installed.”

Rising water raises flood fears | Daily Telegraph


Registrar General’s Department

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has approved of the following appointment:—

Senior Constable James Malcolm Sunter to act as Assistant District Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages for the District of The Barwon, at Goodooga, during the absence on annual leave of Senior Constable Charles Vincent Parsons, — from 2nd January, 1966.

R. W, ASKIN, Premier.

25 Mar 1966 – APPOINTMENTS – Trove


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6 February 2024



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