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The courtyard commemorates Peter McAulay (30 November 1932 - 14 November 1995) who was an Australian Federal Police (AFP) commissioner.

Peter McAulay at the age of 13 was Assistant Paymaster for General Motors Holden. He joined the South Australia Police as a junior constable on 8 January 1951, graduating from the South Australia Police Academy in 1953. He was made inspector in 1966, and in 1968 served in United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), ultimately acting as police advisor there in 1970, and leading a contingent of a multi-national police force.

He returned to the South Australian Police in 1972 and held executive roles, ultimately being promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent. On 13 October 1978 he was appointed Commissioner of the Northern Territory Police.

He was appointed Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police on, and retired in June 1994.  He died from a respiratory illness on 14 November 1995 in Canberra, ACT,


Address:9 Brisbane Avenue, Australian Federal Police College, Peter McAulay Courtyard, Barton, 2600
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.310229
Long: 149.137631
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal
Approx. Event Start Date:1988
Approx. Event End Date:1994


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The Peter McAulay Courtyard

Dedicated to the memory of Ronald (Peter) McAulay AO, QPM Commissioner Australian Federal Police

1988 - 1994

Source: MA
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