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 Peter Michael DUNNE

Late of  ?

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  Q 5161

for the purposes of this website ‘Q‘ represents those Police joining between 1862 (commencement of NSWPF ) – 23 February 1915 ( commencement of the current NSWPF numbering )

Husband of Mary DUNNE – the first NSW Police Matron

Rank?

Final Rank = ?

Stations?, Metropolitan Police – Central – 1 Division

ServiceFrom  27 April 1886 to  16 February 1897 = 12 years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   ? ? 1861 ( or 1858 ) in NSW

Died on:   Tuesday  16 February 1897

Age:  38

Cause:   ?

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Thursday 18 February 1897

Funeral location:   from home – Pitt St to Rookwood Cemetery

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   Rookwood Cemetery, Old Catholic Mortuary

Section M1, Area S, Row 15, Grave 671

Approx GPS:  -33.864959,  151.052129

Memorial located at:   ?

 

https://www.australianpolice.com.au/peter-michael-dunne/<br /> OLD SYDNEY ALBUM FB GROUP<br /> Nerida Walters<br /> October 3, 2016 · Maroubra<br /> This is my great grandfather, Peter Dunne, who served with the Mounted Police. The photo was taken at the Baptist Street Redfern stables in 1908.<br /> Photo from our family collection.<br />

Peter Dunne, who served with the Mounted Police. The photo was taken at the Baptist Street Redfern stables in 1908.

 

PETER is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
  *NEED MORE INFO

 

Inscription      My Dear Husband     PETER M DUNNE  Died 16 FEB 1897  Aged 38 Years      also ARTHUR J DUNNE  SON OF ABOVE D ied 26 JUL 1896  Aged 1 Year & 3 Months      My Dear Mother MARY DUNNE  Died 3 APR 1949  Aged 83 Years   The First NSW Police Matron  42 Years Service

Inscription My Dear Husband PETER M DUNNE Died 16 FEB 1897 Aged 38 Years also ARTHUR J DUNNE SON OF ABOVE   Died 26 JUL 1896 Aged 1 Year & 3 Months   My Dear Mother MARY DUNNE  Died 3 APR 1949  Aged 83 Years  The First NSW Police Matron 42 Years Service

 

 

Grave location TBA

FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

May they forever Rest In Peace

 

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Friday 19 February 1897, page 4


FUNERAL OF A CONSTABLE – The funeral of constable Peter Dunn, who for 12 years was attached to the Metropolitan Police, and died on Tuesday evening, took place yesterday. At 1.30 p.m , the coffin covered with wreaths, was borne by six of deceased’s comrades at No 1 station from the residence off Pitt street, near Bathurst-street The cortege, which included about 100 constables representing all the Metropolitan and some suburban stations, was headed by the police band under Bandmaster Hutchinson.

A number of civilians were in vehicles.

The cortege went along Pitt street and turned into Liverpool-street, passing the Central Police Court, and then by way of George-street proceeded to the Mortuary station. The interment took place at Rookwood. The band with muffled drums played along the route the “Dead March” in ” Saul ” and Beethoven’s ” Dead March. ” Inspector Potter and Senior-sergeants Chambers and Roden were the principal police officers present.

Having found the grave stone of this man – information is gleaned that his wife, Mary, was in fact, the very FIRST NSW Police Matron and she served the Police of NSW for 42 years.
For those who don’t know – NSW Police had their own Ward at Prince Henry Hospital, Little Bay, NSW for many years and this woman ( together with numerous other nurses ) would have nursed hundreds upon hundreds of Police over her tenure at that Hospital.
This “Ward” was still in existence when I joined the NSWPF in 1975.
Cal
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Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Monday 27 July 1896, page 1


Deaths.

DUNNE.- July 26, at his parents’ residence, No. 1, off 296 Pitt-street, Sydney, Arthur James, beloved son of Peter and Mary Dunne, aged 1 year and 3 months.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14060020
Mary died 3 April 1949 aged 83.