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The citation : the newsletter of the Northern Territory Police Museum & Historical Society

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Title

The citation : the newsletter of the Northern Territory Police Museum & Historical Society

Creator

Northern Territory Police Museum & Historical Society Inc

Collection

Citation; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Citation

Date

2008-11-01

Location

Berrimah

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory Police Historical Society; Northern Territory Police Force; History; Police; Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Police Museum & Historical Society Inc

Place of publication

Berrimah

Series

Citation

Volume

Issued November 2008

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

1839-3918; 1839-390X

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/260808

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/490458

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November 1, 2008 [CITATION: NT POLICE MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY] C I T A T I O N - N o v e m b e r 2 0 0 8 Page 24 Calvert went to Daly Street Police Headquarters to gain approval for the stunt .He was ushered in before Deputy Commissioner Clive Graham and Inspector Jim Mannion. As Calvert claimed he would use mental telepathy to pick up thought waves from bystanders to guide him through the streets, the police were extremely dubious. Darwin was crowded the day the drive took place. Calvert was surrounded by yacht crew members in crimson uniforms out the front of The Star theatre. Former Mayor of Darwin, Mr. L. D. Richardson, placed two shilling piece coins over Calverts eyes and then applied adhesive bandages, satisfied that there was no way he could see under or over the wrappings. Traffic police were on duty at every intersection and a police motorcycle led the way. In a Gypsy open air vehicle, examined to make sure there was no radio to guide him, Calvert was reported as having rocketed along Smith, Knuckey, Cavenagh and Bennett Street at anything up to 25 miles an hour, and parked. Inspector Mannion, who had filmed the drive, examined Calverts blindfold before removing it from his face. While in Darwin, Calvert offered to swap his yacht for a DC3 aircraft. In America he had personally flown his show, which included a bevy of showgirls, about in a plane, which features in the above advertisement for his show. VALE Mavis Dorothy Conaghan of Foster, NSW Widow of Sgt. Dinny Conaghan 6/9/1921 8/7/2008 A life member of the society, Mavis was a great traveller who thoroughly enjoyed life. Sadly missed by her family and friends.