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    y Before I Sleep : Memoirs of a Modern Police Commissioner Ray Whitrod , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2001 Z1010493 2001 single work autobiography

    'In the early 1970s, Queensland was a haven for crooks from both sides of the law. It was into this hothouse that Ray Whitrod was controversially appointed as police commissioner in 1970. Just six years later he resigned from the head role of the Queensland Police Force, no longer willing to tolerate the interference of the Bjelke-Petersen government. It was a decision that the Fitzgerald Inquiry would later vindicate.

    'Ray Whitrod rose through the ranks from police cadets in Adelaide to command not only the Queensland police but the Commonwealth and Papua New Guinea forces as well. In wartime, he had trained and flown as a navigator with the RAF in Europe and the Middle East. After the war, he helped to found ASIO, operating both in the field and from behind a desk.' (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2015
    pg. ix-xii
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