Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal

More Than Just Bricks & Mortar

August 05, 2021 Australian Police Journal Season 1 Episode 7
Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal
More Than Just Bricks & Mortar
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Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal
More Than Just Bricks & Mortar
Aug 05, 2021 Season 1 Episode 7
Australian Police Journal

Did you know Adelaide police once conducted a bayonet charge into a mob who were attacking their police station? Did you know police stations often were used as improvised mortuaries, even though this posed a serious risk to the health of the officers? One South Australian Police station was even, for a time, made from disused beer crates! Author and former senior police officer John White talks to host Jason Byrnes about White’s book ‘More than Just Bricks and Mortar’, a social history of the almost 500 police stations South Australia Police (SAPOL) have occupied throughout their history. The two talk about stories of courage, sacrifice, tragedy and service, in places as far afield as Maralinga, Coober Pedy, Tarcoola, Innamincka, Glenelg and Port Adelaide. 

Host: Jason Byrnes
Guest: John White

Book cited:
More than Just Bricks & Mortar: A History and Reference Book of South Australia Police Stations  by John White

Music
Theme: Like We Do It by Grace Mesa, available on Premium Beat
End: Motivational Digital Piano & Cello by AudioChemicals, available on Audio Jungle

Show Notes

Did you know Adelaide police once conducted a bayonet charge into a mob who were attacking their police station? Did you know police stations often were used as improvised mortuaries, even though this posed a serious risk to the health of the officers? One South Australian Police station was even, for a time, made from disused beer crates! Author and former senior police officer John White talks to host Jason Byrnes about White’s book ‘More than Just Bricks and Mortar’, a social history of the almost 500 police stations South Australia Police (SAPOL) have occupied throughout their history. The two talk about stories of courage, sacrifice, tragedy and service, in places as far afield as Maralinga, Coober Pedy, Tarcoola, Innamincka, Glenelg and Port Adelaide. 

Host: Jason Byrnes
Guest: John White

Book cited:
More than Just Bricks & Mortar: A History and Reference Book of South Australia Police Stations  by John White

Music
Theme: Like We Do It by Grace Mesa, available on Premium Beat
End: Motivational Digital Piano & Cello by AudioChemicals, available on Audio Jungle