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