This is a second-hand copy of the book Policing Two Peoples - A History of the Bay of Plenty Police by Jinty Rorke.
Condition: This is a used book in very good condition. Dustjacket has light shelf-wear - see photos.
Publisher: New Zealand Police Year: 1993 ISBN: 0477029221 Format: Hardback with dustjacket Pages: 450 Condition: Used (Very Good)
This lively, very readable history of policing in the greater Bay of Plenty covers a huge area, both literally and figuratively, dealing with the police who served at each of the districts' 28 stations and the crimes and criminals that came their way. Although New Zealand's police history has, until recently, gone largely unrecorded, it cannot have been for lack of interesting people and events. In Policing Two Peoples you can read about the constable who rented out his cells, the conman who lost his teeth in the septic tank and the detective who doubled as a dentist. Then there are the unsolved mysteries. Who murdered 16-year-old Elsie Walker. Where is Betty Mackay's body buried? What happened to Rotorua tourist Heidi Charles? The book also tells about the district's first multiple murders in 1892, the Sticovich parcel bomb and the Monica Cantwell murder. This volume is full of stories about both the police and their clients, amusing and exciting incidents and horrifying crimes. Author Jinty Rorke, an experienced historian, has researched her subject thoroughly, linking anecdotes with a wealth of information about stations and staff. The lavish use of illustrations, maps and more than 600 photographs adds to the reader's enjoyment. The book also includes lists of over 2000 policemen and women who have served in the Bay of Plenty since 1871.
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