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New South Wales Police Force


Motor Vehicle Accident


21 October, 1962


About 3.50pm on 21 October, 1960 Constable Hardacre was riding a police motor cycle along the Princes Highway just south of Kiama. While negotiating a bend the cycle drifted onto the incorrect side of the roadway and collided head-on with another vehicle. The constable was killed instantly.


The constable was born in 1936 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 2 March, 1959. At the time of his death he was stationed at Kiama.

Constable Peter HARDACRE
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Police Cyclist Killed In Road Crash

SYDNEY, Sunday.— A young police motor-cyclist was killed to-day when he was involved in a head-on collision with a car near Kiama.

His death took the N.S.W. road toll for this year to 705.

He was one of the eight people who died on State roads at the week-end — three of them in country areas.

The policeman, Constable Peter Hardacre, 24, of Kiama police, was killed when his cycle and a car collided on the Princes Highway, five miles south of Kiama.

Constable Hardacre, who was single, had been stationed at Kiama for 18 months.


The Canberra Times  Monday  22 October 1962  Page 5 of 20


No other information has been gleaned about this man via the internet – May 2014



Report of the Police Department for 1962    p 28

Constable Peter Hardacre. About 3.50 p.m. on the 21st October, 1962, Constable Hardacre was riding a Departmental solo motor cycle in a southerly direction on Princes Highway and when rounding a bend in the roadway about 4 miles south of Kiama the motor cycle ran on the incorrect side of the road and collided head on with a motor car. The Constable was thrown over the car to the roadway. He was conveyed to Kiama District Hospital where life was pronounced extinct.

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