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Before I sleep : my life fighting crime and corruption

Author: Ray Whitrod
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early 1970s, Queensland was a haven for crooks from both sides of the law. It was into this hothouse that Ray Whitrod was controversially appointed as police commissioner in 1970. Just six years later he resigned from the head role of the Queensland Police Force, no longer willing to tolerate the interference of the Bjelke-Petersen government. It was a decision that the Fitzgerald Inquiry would later  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ray Whitrod; Ray Whitrod
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Whitrod
ISBN: 9780702253409 0702253405
OCLC Number: 897018225
Description: xii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Ray Whitrod.

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In the early 1970s, Queensland was a haven for crooks from both sides of the law. It was into this hothouse that Ray Whitrod was controversially appointed as police commissioner in 1970. Just six years later he resigned from the head role of the Queensland Police Force, no longer willing to tolerate the interference of the Bjelke-Petersen government. It was a decision that the Fitzgerald Inquiry would later vindicate. Ray Whitrod rose through the ranks from police cadets in Adelaide to command not only the Queensland police but the Commonwealth and Papua New Guinea forces as well. In wartime, he had trained and flown as a navigator with the RAF in Europe and the Middle East. After the war, he helped to found ASIO, operating both in the field and from behind a desk.

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