New South Wales Police Force
the first NSW Police Matron
Husband to Constable Peter Michael DUNNE, Regd # Q 5161
Rank: Police Matron
Stations: Prince Henry Hospital, Little Bay, NSW
Service: From ? ? 1898 to ? pre 1937 = 42 years
Awards: Imperial Service Medal – granted on 16 October 1936
Citation: NSW Police – Matron
Born: ? ? 1866
Died on: 3 April 1949
Funeral date: 5 April 1949
Funeral location: ?
Buried at: Rookwood Catholic Cemetery
Portion Mortuary 1 area: Area S, Row 15, Plot 671
Interred in this same site is:
Dunne, Peter M Buried 18 Feb 1898 Aged 38
& their son – Arthur James – died aged 1 in 1896
app. GPS: -33.864959, 151.052129
Location of Grave:
1938 ( Second Session )
NEW SOUTH WALES
XVI.- KING’S POLICE MEDAL AND IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL.
His Excellency the State Governor presented the King’s Police Medal and Imperial Service Medal to several Police Officers and retired members of the Force on the 3rd June, 1937. The presentation ceremony was carried out on the lawn in the precincts of Government House grounds. The medals were distributed as indicated hereunder: –
King’s Police Medal.
Imperial Service Medal
For long Service marked by merit.-
….. and Ex-Matron Mary Dunne, to whom the Imperial Service Medal was awarded, were unable to attend at Government House on this occasion, and other arrangements were made to hand their medals over to them.
W. J. MACKAY,
Commissioner of Police.
In 1962, the NSW Police Force comprised of 6139 members – 5336 Policemen, 58 Policewomen, 175 Police Cadets, 5 Police Trackers, 4 Police Matrons, 109 Special Parking Police, 30 Special Constables and 422 Administrative Officers.