As part of celebrating 100 years of women in Victoria Police and the Museum's Agents of Change exhibition, we have compiled a series of oral histories of former police women to learn about what policing was like for these trailblazing members.

Listen to the stories of former Sergeant Eileen Rainford, Senior Sergeants Joan Paffett and Edna Meadows (nee Fyfe) and Senior Sergeant Myrene Purcell. Also featured among the recordings is former Chief Inspector Bryan Kelly, who was involved in the appointment of some of the first police women to stations outside the CBD, including Springvale.

Listen to the oral histories via Victorian Collections by clicking on the links below:

Former Sergeant Eileen Rainford

https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/5989201e21ea671e94ad933b

Former Senior Sergeant Joan Paffett and Edna Meadows (nee Fyfe)

https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/598912b821ea671e94a8706e

Former Senior Sergeant Myrene Purcell

https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/5989110621ea671e94a8073b

Former Chief Inspector Bryan Kelly

https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/59890d9321ea671e94a6d863

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