Planning has started for a police museum in outback Queensland.
The Diamantina Shire Council wants to establish a museum at Birdsville’s century-old police station and courthouse.
Council spokesman Brian Mooney says there are remarkable stories about the history of early policing in remote Queensland.
“There were some amazing hunts that went on for people that were shooting cattle as the original graziers moved in,” he said.
“A lot of the police sergeants in the area where sergeants in the English Army and they came out to these areas from Great Britain. The contrast no doubt of what they experienced here and over there would have been amazing.”