Monday, 27 July 2015

1987: Decommissioning of Darlinghurst Police Station

In 1987, the Sydney Police Centre at Surry Hills opened, and it led to the decommissioning of the Darlinghurst Police Station in Bourke Street, Darlinghurst. It had been opened in 1896 with a lock up facility built three years later in 1899. The Daily Telegraph produced a two page feature to mark the end of an era.

It will be preserved for future generations as it is now heritage listed.
  Darlinghurst Police Station Closes March 6 1987 Daily Telegraph 26-27

Source: Tesse, L. 1987. "Bourke Street Blues: It's the end of an era for Darlo nick". The Daily Telegraph, March 6, 26-27.