Depicts the first motorized 'Black Maria' police van used by the Queensland Police.
CH classification PHOTOGRAPHS Objects road transport
Port, Frederick (b.1896, d.1965)
History and use
This photograph depicts the 'Black Maria' police van used by the Queensland Police, ca. 1925. The 'Black Maria' was the first motorized van used by police and replaced the horse-drawn vans used to transport prisoners. The identity of the officer sitting in the driver seat is unknown.
From the collection of early 20th Century freelance photographer, Mr Fred Port.