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Annie Carnegie Brown

15 Lyndewode Road, Waituna

History of 15 Lyndewode Road


James Neal


Mrs Carnegie Brown

Annie Carnegie Brown was the city’s first policewoman. She came to the city in 1923 when her salary was £3 a week. During WWII she was involved in the interrogation of German spies because of her fluency in the language. She retired in 1947 as a sergeant. Once when arresting a woman in Ely she was stabbed with a carving knife but returned to work the next day. She was a keen coarse and fly fisher.


Jessie Carnegie Brown, b 1864

Annie Carnegie Brown, b 1891, police constable

Cecilia O’Connell, b 1914, servant


Miss Carnegie Brown

Annie Carnegie brown died in 1981 and is buried in Mill Road Cemetery.


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