Also known as: née Dare, Zara Wilson
Born: 28 May 1886
Died: 1 October 1965Special Achievements:
1931 - First of two women police officers in Queensland.Additional Information:
She spent 1917-1921, ca 1925-1930 as an officer with the Salvation Army serving in China. In 1930, she began working for the Women’s Temperance League as an organiser.
“Of the sixty applications received, Eileen O’Donnell and Zara Dare were selected and appointed for a probationary period of twelve months. Their duties were to assist in investigations where offences had been committed against women and girls; and to pay particular attention to welfare of women and girls who were found to frequent the streets.” [Women in History: Places of Purpose] In 1940, she retired after marrying.
Image - Zara Dare
Description: Zara Dare, one of the two first women appointed to the Queensland Police Force, 1931 Date: 6 March 1931 Source: (6 March 1931). "NEW LAW LIMB". The Daily Telegraph 1, (17):9. Retrieved on 29 November 2018. Author: Unknown author
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Queensland Police Force, Application for Appointment, dated 2 February 1931. Copy in her WMoA file.
Penberthy, Peg; Liddle, Pam (eds). (1994). Women in History. Places of Purpose. Nathan, Queensland: The Australian Institute for Women's Research and Policy. Pp. 123-127.