Justices of the Peace, Thomas Ryan, William Young and Frank Davis sit on the bench at the Drouin Courthouse,Victoria

Fitzpatrick, Jim, 1916-


"U429/69. Even the defendent (left) laughed when his solicitor, Drouin lawyer Basil Telford joked to witness at the Local Court.... Three here are Drouin's Shire secetary (Thomas Ryan), secretary of the town Water Trust (William J. Young), and the school teacher, (Frank Davis). The local policeman (helmet on table) prosecutes." --Printed on label.; Title devised by cataloguer from caption on label.; Condition: Good.; Inscriptions: "U429/69" --In pencil on reverse.; Part of the collection: Drouin town and rural life during World War II.; Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an24358616.


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  • BobMeade 4y

    According to the caption on this photograph:

    Private Wallace Tratford arrives home on leave, Drouin, Victoria by National Library of Australia Commons

    "... 1st Constable James Tratford, Drouin's only policeman (responsible for area of 105 square miles; 3,000 people)..."

    Therefore, the police prosecutor in the courtroom above with his back to camera and seen in half profile is 1st Constable James Tratford.

    Here is a 1940 newspaper article mentioning James Wallace Tratford appointment to charge of the Drouin Police Station:

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Taken sometime in 1944
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