Jack Richard FACE

Jack Richard FACE

AKA  Richard FACE

* Nickname:  ?

Late of  ? 


Relations in ‘the job’Anita Olga FACE nee KRYCZKO, NSWPF – P/W 0160 ( Former wife )


“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:  Sallyann L. FACE, NSWPF 23384?

Selena FACE, NSWPF # 27761  ?

April L. FACE, NSWPF ProCst 60268,  ( 1989 )  ?



NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  *113

* Around 12 members of this Class were Vietnam Veterans


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  12989


Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 30 October 1967 ( aged 24 years, 10 months, 28 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 11 December 1967 ( aged 25 years, 0 months, 9 days )

Constable – appointed 11 December 1968

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 


Final Rank: =  ?


Stations?, North East District ( Newcastle ) – Resigned


Service: From 30 October 1967     to     ? ? 1972 ( Resignation )  5   years,  Service

Time with NSW Police:  From:  ? ? ?   to   ? ? ?? years,


Retirement / Leaving age:?

Time in Retirement from Police?


Awards:  Centenary Medal – granted 1 January 2001 ( The Honourable ) ( For service to Australian society through parliament )

Jack Richard FACE


 Born:   Wednesday 2 December 1942 in Merewether, NSW

Died on:   Tuesday 1 August 2023

Age:   80 years, 8 months, 0 days

Organ Donor:  No – age prohibitive 


Cause:  Parkinson’s disease

Event location:   ?

Event / Diagnosis date ?


Funeral date:  Wednesday 9 August 2023 @ noon

Funeral location:  Pettigrew funeral Chapel, 7 Murray Dwyer Crt, Mayfield West, NSW




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 ( August 2023 )



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





May they forever Rest In Peace




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Richard worked as a Police Cyclist in the Newcastle area until entering State politics as the Member for Charlestown in 1972.

He became the longest serving Member of the NSW Parliament before retiring.

His former wife is Anita FACE nee KRYCZKOP/W 0160 who graduated in 1972 from Class 129.

Anita & Richard were married on the 26 November 1977 from which they had one son and one daughter.



* Story behind any Nickname:


Former Charlestown MP and Carr Government minister Richard Face dies aged 80

Matthew Kelly

With Mr Face (L) with Matt Bingley, former Premier Bob Carr and Andrew Johns at Energy Australia Stadium in June 2002. Picture by Darren Pateman.
With Mr Face (L) with Matt Bingley, former Premier Bob Carr and Andrew Johns at Energy Australia Stadium in June 2002. Picture by Darren Pateman.

Former long-standing Hunter Labor MP and state government minister Richard Face has died, aged 80.

Mr Face, whose full name was Jack Richard Face, died on Tuesday night after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Mr Face advocating for improved parking at Charlestown in 2010.
Mr Face advocating for improved parking at Charlestown in 2010.


The former police officer held the seat of Charlestown for 30 years, a period that is believed to be a record for any state or federal MP in the region.

He held the Gaming and Racing Portfolio in the Carr government between 1995 and his retirement in 2003.

Mr Face was also appointed to the role of Minister Assisting the Premier on Hunter Development, a portfolio that was later renamed Minister for the Hunter.

He was instrumental in the Hunter’s transformation over three decades.

This included the establishment of Glenrock State Recreational Reserve, playing a key role in the management of the Newcastle’s transition away from steel making and the establishment of the Hunter Beyond 2000 Committees.

He was also a vocal advocate for the construction of the West Charlestown bypass, the redevelopment of McDonald Jones Stadium and the establishment of the Windale Police Citizens Youth Club.

He was affectionately known as the ‘the father of the NSW Parliament’ when he retired in 2003.

“I have been given the honour to represent the people of Charlestown for 30 years tomorrow, having first been elected on the 18th November 1972,” Mr Face, who had four children and eight grandchildren, said on the eve of his retirement.

“During this time I have faced 10 elections and each time have been returned as the State Member for Charlestown and it has been a privilege to help and assist the citizens of this electorate.

“As for my record of achievement in my electorate it’s for others and history to say whether it has been one of success or not. However, of the things I have done or achieved in the electorate in the 30 years, it is declaration of the Glenrock State Recreation Area which has brought me the most satisfaction.”

Mr Face with his family.
Mr Face with his family.

Mr Face’s son Warwick said his father’s career was one of many highs and acknowledged challenges. This included being found guilty of misleading a preliminary hearing of ICAC in 2003.

“Our family is steadfastly proud that the ledger is very much in favour of the people of the great state of NSW, particularly the Hunter Region, and the electorate of Charlestown,” he said.

“Thank you Richard, Dad, Poppy, we all love you, time to Rest In Peace.”

Details of Mr Face’s funeral will be published in coming days.

Former Charlestown MP and Carr Government minister Richard Face dies aged 80 | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT


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5 August 2023