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Ray Whitrod

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Ray Whitrod was born in Adelaide in 1915. He matriculated from high school during the Depression. While cycling around South Australian Riverlands in a vain attempt to find work as a fruit-picker he learnt of a scheme to recruit teenagers as police cadets. Thus began a police career – interrupted by war service and a stint with ASIO – that led to his appointments as the Commissioner of the Commonwealth, Papua New Guinea, and, subsequently, the Commissioner of Queensland Police Force. After seven hard years trying to eliminate malpractice in the Queensland force, Ray Whitrod was forcibly presented by the Bjelke-Petersen government with a deputy commissioner whom he knew to be deeply corrupt. Whitrod resigned in protest in 1976. Before I Sleep, his personal memoir, was published by UQP in 2001.
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