On this day 35 years ago Northern Territory policewomen were allowed to wear slacks for the first time as part of their standard uniform. Women were first inducted into the force in 1961 but it wasn't until 1982 that they were allowed to dress the same. Pictured here is well-known policewoman Kate Vanderlaan, who joined the force in 1979. She was the first policewoman motorcyclist in Australia and last year she became the first female deputy police commissioner in the Territory’s history.
Published 6 August 2017
Picture: NT Police Museum