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.
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