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Fighting the "Enemy Within": Australian Police and Internal Security in World War I

Beaumont, Joan


During World War I an extensive security state developed in Australia, consisting of police forces at the state level, intelligence branches within the defence forces, federal surveillance organizations and a Commonwealth (federal) police force. World War I not only depleted the numbers of qualified personnel in the state police forces but also required them to pay an active role in the internment of ‘enemy aliens’, the suppression of political dissent and the maintenance of civic order during...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence
DOI: 10.1007%2F978-3-030-26102-3


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