TP1. Example of how to honour a loved one's career: Sergeant Percival George Smith served as a respected Mounted Policeman
from 1946 to 1986.Here we see him as a young cadet aged 18 through to the acceptance of his Exemplary Service Medal in 1969 to his National Service Medal in 1983.
His patches and Badges together with his left and right spurs were treasured in a box and we remember him with this very handsome memorial protected
by anti reflection Museum Glass.
The Postcard is shows the Barracks in 1900 on North Terrace, Adelaide, that survive today hidden by the Museum of South Austalia but not forgotton. South Australia Police was formally established in 1838 under Henry Inman, and is the oldest in Australasia and it is the third oldest organised Police Service in the World. Unlike other Australian police forces, which originally employed soldiers or former convicts, the South Australia Police enlisted only volunteers. This occurred because South Australia was the only free province on the continent. It was Mounted Policeman, Alexander Tolmer, who formed the famous Gold Escort to bring the precious gold back from the Victorian goldfields that tempted away the stuggling colonies menfolk in the 1850's.
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