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Vira Helen JENKINS nee Vira DEW

Vira Helen JENKINS

nee Vira DEW

Wife to Retired Superintendent Eric DEW # ????

AKA 

Late of 

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  / Police Training College – Penrith  Class #  ? ? ? 

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  Police Woman 006

 

Service:  From ? ? 1946   to   ? ? ? ? years Service ? ? ?

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at ? Police Academy on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank =  Sergeant 

 

Stations?, School Lecturing Section – Sydney ( 4 Years ), School Lecturing Section – Newcastle ( 3 November 1952 – ? ), Newcastle – Retirement ( aged 56 )

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 56

Time in Retirement from Police: 47 years

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

 Born? April 1918

Died on:  Saturday  15 May 2021 

Age:  103 years,

 Vira Helen JENKINS Vira Helen DEW Vira JENKINS Vira DEW. Vira Dew is pictured on the left with another officer in navy blue uniform circa 1940s.
Vira Dew is pictured on the left with another officer in navy blue uniform circa 1940s.

 

 

 Vira Helen JENKINS Vira Helen DEW Vira JENKINS Vira DEW. NSW Police Legacy<br /> 7 April 2021<br /> Congratulations to NSW Police Legatee Vira Dew, who last week turned 103! Vira was one of the first policewomen to work in the Newcastle area. After retiring at the age of 56, she lived on a farm in Maitland with her husband, retired Superintendent Eric Dew, for several years.<br /> Vira is pictured here with Chief Inspector Tony Townsend, Snr Sgt Alyssa Willetts, and Det Snr Sgt Maree Maynard, who all visited to wish her well. Happy birthday Vira!
NSW Police Legacy
7 April 2021
Congratulations to NSW Police Legatee Vira Dew, who last week turned 103! Vira was one of the first policewomen to work in the Newcastle area. After retiring at the age of 56, she lived on a farm in Maitland with her husband, retired Superintendent Eric Dew, for several years.
Vira is pictured here with Chief Inspector Tony Townsend, Snr Sgt Alyssa Willetts, and Det Snr Sgt Maree Maynard, who all visited to wish her well. Happy birthday Vira!

 

 Vira Helen JENKINS Vira Helen DEW Vira JENKINS Vira DEW
NSW Police Legacy
7 April 2021
Congratulations to NSW Police Legatee Vira Dew, who last week turned 103! Vira was one of the first policewomen to work in the Newcastle area. After retiring at the age of 56, she lived on a farm in Maitland with her husband, retired Superintendent Eric Dew, for several years.
Vira is pictured here with Chief Inspector Tony Townsend, Snr Sgt Alyssa Willetts, and Det Snr Sgt Maree Maynard, who all visited to wish her well. Happy birthday Vira!

Cause:  Natural – Old Age 

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral locationUniting Church,  347 Ken Tubman Dve, Maitland, NSW

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any Future Wake date??? TBA

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Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( May 2021 )

 

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


 

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Vira Helen JENKINS Vira Helen DEW Vira JENKINS Vira DEW. Special Constables Sue<br /> Elliott and Vira Jenkins<br /> make the acquaintance of<br /> some of the 'props' they<br /> will use daring their lectures<br /> to school children.
Special Constables Sue Elliott and Vira Jenkins make the acquaintance of
some of the ‘props’ they will use daring their lectures to school children.

 

 

Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954),

Tuesday 4 November 1952, page 10

 

” Women In Blue ” to Lecture In Schools

Two young women who will soon be familiar figures to all school children in the district are Special Constables Vira Jenkins and Sue Elliott.

Special Constables Sue Elliott and Vira Jenkins make the acquaintance of some of the ‘props’ they will use daring their lectures to school children. The puppets include a policeman, a small girl and a villain. Posters, cut-out paper figures and miniature road signals are also part of their equipment.

They started work yesterday with the Newcastle school lecturing section of the police force and will assist Constables D. Pike and R. Mann in covering the 266 schools in the district.

While on duty the women wear the navy uniform and wide – brimmed hat designed for women police. They will travel to schools by bus or in the utility belonging to the section. Both are from Newcastle.

Miss Jenkins, who was a nurse before she joined the police force six years ago, will be living at home for the first time for years. She has been four years with the school lecturing section in Sydney.

Mrs. Elliott is a policeman’s widow. She joined up only two months ago and has been in Sydney to train for the work.

With her six-year-old son, she is now living at Lambton.

Traffic Duty

As well as lecturing at schools on road safety, snake bite, fire hazards ” and anything else affecting the safety of children, ” Miss Jenkins said, they will also do traffic duty at school crossings. ”

As soon as we have learnt our lines, we will ‘use puppets in our lectures, ” she said. ” We have to rig up a special stage and dress the puppets.

They have been used now in Sydney for some time and are immensely popular with the kiddies. ”

Miss Jenkins said there were now 36 women in the N.S.W. Police Force, 18 in uniform and 18 in plain clothes. This was the maximum number allowed and had been specified by an Act of Parliament.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/160403116


 

 

Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954),

Wednesday 12 November 1952, page 7

 

ON MONDAY Constables D. Pike and R. Mann, of the Road Safety Control branch, gave a demonstration at Mayfield West School and Special Constables Vira Jenkins and Sue Elliott, who accompanied them, concentrated on the infants’ department where the children were taught road safety by means of nursery rhymes and poems.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/160405828


 

Successful Students For Trades and Arts Courses

Newcastle and District.

– DRESSMAKING

Stage 1:

 

…….., Vira H. Jenkins,…….

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17298668


 

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954),

Wednesday 29 January 1936, page 3

 

TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Further Examination Results SYDNEY, Tuesday.

The balance of the results of the 1935 final examinations of the Technical Education Branch were made available to-day.

The letters, “A,” “B,” and “C” indicate the grade of pass in each subject. Then each subject. The letter “P” indicates a pass in early stages of subjects where the results are not graded. The passes are not given in order of merit. In the trades courses the pass shown is the grade award for all subjects embraced in the course.

Enrolments for the 1936 session will be accepted as from February 17.

Classes will reassemble on February 24.

The list includes the following northern passes –

 

– DRESSMAKING

Stage 1.

…….., Vira H. Jenkins,…….

29 Jan 1936 – TECHNICAL EXAM. RESULTS – Trove

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/142395992


 

 

Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954),

Tuesday 1 December 1931, page 8

Successful Newcastle District Pupils in Primary Final Examination

QUALIFIED FOR PROMOTION TO HIGHER SCHOOLS

OFFICIAL LISTS ISSUED HIGH PERCENTAGE OF PASSES

The result of the Primary Schools’ final examination issued to-day disclosed that the percentage of passes secured this year is very high.

DISAPPOINTMENT was expressed by some of the school teachers that children who passed very high in every subject but did not secure the necessary percentage of points in arithmetic failed to secure a pass.

The results of the bursary examination will not be made available for some time.

Results: —

Cook’s Hill Girls …………….., Vira Jenkins, ………

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/164244016


 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

 

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