Preoccupied Policemen

  • Yorick Smaal
Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)


In February 1944, the Australian journalist and war correspondent Osmar White was visiting friends in New Farm. A once quiet Brisbane suburb was now transformed by wartime conditions. Groups of Allied servicemen could be heard marauding on the streets outside; drunken voices and shattering liquor bottles echoed in the night air. Our journalist discovered that he had missed the last tram when he decided to leave his hosts around midnight to make his way back to his city hotel. He decided to try his luck by the nearby wharf in an unfamiliar neighbourhood; perhaps he could catch a lift from there. He set out across the local park to find out.


Military Police Military Authority Civilian Police Brisbane City Council Forward Basis 
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  • Yorick Smaal
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  1. 1.Griffith UniversityAustralia

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