Ex-Police Cadets
Association of NSW

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Cadet ID: 281
Association ID: 569

 Colin John ELLIOTT   Cadet 281  Assoc ID 568

Colin joined the Cadets on 14 October 1940.  As part of his cadet training, he was attached to the Mounted Section and the photograph above shows him with one of his charges at that Section.

His tour of duty as a Cadet was at a wide range of Stations and Sections.  These included the Mounted Section, No 13 Division at Campsie, the Modus Operandi Section, the Patrol Yard at Headquarters and included 10 months at Newcastle.

 He was sworn in as a Constable in the Police Force on 4 August 1944 and spent most of his police career in country areas including Springwood, Moruya, Mudgee, Cootamundra, Wagga Wagga and, finally, Tamworth when he retired on 29 June 1983 as the District Superintendent there.  A photo of Colin as the District Superintendent appears above.

 He was commended for good policemanship and tenacity following the finding of a skeleton at Bimbimbi, near Moruya, on 29 January 1960, and subsequently identifying it after extensive inquiries.  At the Coronial Inquiry, held on 28 October 1961, the Coroner commented on Colin’s untiring efforts and work, in his own time, attempting to establish the identity of the deceased.

During his service, Colin was awarded the Queen’s Long Service Medal, as well as the National Medal.

He enjoys a well deserved retirement living in Moruya where he claims that living in the “bush”, one doesn’t always get to hear about what’s going on in the “smoke”.  He considers that he is going to “sink into history unnoticed” but with his story on this website, that is hardly likely.