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Madge Connors

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About Madge Connors

Madge Connors (1874–1952) was one of the first women police officers to be appointed in Victoria. She was sworn in in July 1917, following several months' service as an undercover police agent investigating such cases as illegal betting and fortune-telling.

Newspaper reports published during her 13-year career highlight the crime and impoverishment of inner-city Melbourne in the 1920s, with cases ranging from child neglect and sly grog traffic to unlawful dentistry and confidence tricksters parading as seers. Policewoman Connors was stationed at Russell Street and in Fitzroy, and was instrumental in gaining equal pay for female officers.

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Police Court entrance, Melbourne, 1928 (detail)

Madge Connors

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