Grace Elizabeth BREBNER
Died: 1984Special Achievements:
1950 - First woman detective in the Victorian Police Force.
1951 - The first female detective in Australia.
1956 - The first police woman to pass her police driving test.
1967 - First woman to reach the rank of Inspector.
1973 - The first police woman in Victoria to be awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM), for meritorious services.
1942 - Grace Elizabeth Brebner began her police force career.
1956-1974 - Officer in Charge of Women Police.
Awarded Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
Past and Present Women [brochure]. (n.d.) Ascot Vale, Victoria: Police Association of Victoria Inc.
Summers, Selena. (1974, June 5). In retirement, Miss Brebner tends her garden. Australian Women’s Weekly, 7.
Document - Women wounded on thin blue line.
Davis, Bridget. Women wounded on thin blue line. Sunday Age. October 18, 2015:39.
Davis, Bridget. Sunday Age