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  1. Great photos Bobbie! It would have been very challenging to be a constable at Cooktown in those early years!

    • Thanks for your feedback Bev. I must admit I had never considered that point, but yes, I would imagine it took a great deal of diplomacy also with likely interaction between the Chinese and the newly emigrated gold seeking immigrants out on the field.
      There is also consideration to be given to the wives of the police force left behind to fend for themselves and their sometimes large families, as their partners would have been frequently absent from home base patrolling the distant fields.