Last updated:

August 12, 2021

What do I need to know?

This series consist of one journal of day to day activities of the Native Police Corps, Narre Warren, from 1845-1853.

 

How do I search?

This journal has is organised chronologically by date. Browse through the entries from 1845-1853 by viewing the diary online.

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About these records

This series consist of one journal of day to day activities of the Native Police Corps, Narre Warren, for the period 1845-1953.

The Native Police Corps was one of the earliest police forces in Victoria.  It employed Aboriginal men to help impose British law across the colony and intervene in frontier conflict between newly arrived European settlers and local Aboriginal communities.

Who created these records?

Native Police Corps 1837-1853 (VA 4759).

Next Steps

Once you have found records of interest to you, order them online and then view in our Reading room.

What are in these records?

Entries in the book contain:

  • the names of Native Police troopers
  • references to assignments, duties and drills
  • reference to criminal activities
  • troop movements and provisions.

Please note that these records reflect past attitudes and language which may now be considered culturally insensitive or inappropriate.