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Margaret CRAVEN

Also known as: née Craven

Special Achievements:

One of the first women police in the Northern Territory.  All commenced their recruit training (with a number of men) in February 1961, and the course "passed out" on 10 April 1961.  All five worked in the Women Police Section and the Criminal Investigation Branch.  By 1964, only Johanna Wendler was still in Northern Territory police; the other four had married, and, therefore, had to resign.

Additional Information:

A British policewoman, Margaret served in Sydney before moving to Darwin.  In 1962, she married Northern Territory policeman Roy "Bluey" Harvey, who, by the late 1970s was the "best known policeman in the NT."


  • References

    https://sites.google.com/site/... mentions Margaret as a member of his squad.

  • References

    "Harvey on last great patrol" article mentions Margaret and has her photo.