William Herbert Lucas, first Kandos police officer, emerged not from local legend or family story or memory, but out of the documents of history: a paper trail of certificates, public records and old newspapers. He left Kandos in 1929 and I haven’t yet found anyone who remembers him or has written about him. It is hard to assess such a man…
This article by Colleen O’Sullivan appeared in the Mudgee Guardian on 10 February 2014.
The featured image is of the first police station in Kandos (now a private residence) where the town’s first police officer Sergeant Lucas might have been found when he was not keeping the peace, pursuing escaped prisoners, catching illegal gamblers or doing crowd control duty at football matches and race meetings.
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