Story: Security and personal safety

Death of a night watchman (2nd of 2)

Death of a night watchman

A policeman guards the site of the murder of F. A. Stade, the night watchman at Wellington Railway Station, in August 1950. Night watchmen were security guards employed to watch over public and private buildings in many New Zealand cities and towns. They were poorly paid.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 114/184/02-G

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Carl Walrond, 'Security and personal safety - Property security', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017