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Natalia Davies
Title : Natalia Davies Natalia Davies
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Date of creation : ca. 1928
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 200 x 155 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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In 1933 Natalia Davies founded the Defence Society in South Australia. As President of this group she was able to obtain information from the Home Office in England, and directed the training of the women members. After the war started training covered first aid, home nursing, motor engineering, elementary electrical work and fire drill. Later classes also covered map-reading, pistol shooting and unarmed defence.


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Related names :

Davies, Natalia
Defence Society (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Period : 1927-1939
Further reading :
Beaumont, Joan (ed.). Australia's war, 1939-1945, St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1996

Bolt, Andrew Our home front 1939-1945, Melbourne: Wilkinson Books, c1995

Clark, Rosemary The home front: life in Australia during World War II, Melbourne: Australia Post, 1991

The Home front family album: remembering Australia 1939-1945, introduction by Nancy Keesing, Sydney: Weldon, 1991

McKernan, Michael All in!: Australia during the second world war, Melbourne, Vic.: Nelson, 1983
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