The Social Capital of Officers in the NMP

By Heather Burke In the 1960s French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu offered an influential framework for thinking about the social differences between people. Going beyond straightforward economic theory, he argued that there are three forms of capital that enable society to function and to create the social structures under which we all live. These can theoretically be […]

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NMP Troopers and the Search for the Kelly Gang

By Lynley Wallis The story of bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang is widely known amongst Australians, with literally 100s of books and articles having been written about their exploits in colonial Victoria. What is less well known is the role a group of Native Mounted Police (NMP) troopers from Queensland played in the downfall of the […]

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Stanhope O’Connor

Introducing Sub-Inspector Stanhope O’Connor who worked in the Cooktown region of Cape York.

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