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Defence Society roof watchers climb into position
Title : Defence Society roof watchers climb into position Defence Society roof watchers climb into position
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Source : Davies, Natalia, PRG 925/13/31
Date of creation : ca. 1943
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Two women, members of the Defence Society, climbing into position for roof watching duty on the roof of the Duncan Building, Franklin Street.


The Defence Society in Adelaide had been founded in February 1933 by schoolteacher and union activist Natalia Davies. 'From 1940 ... evening classes on first aid, home nursing, motor engineering, elementary electrical work and fire drill [were held]. ... the society taught hundreds of women to shoot and maintain a rifle.' [Australian Dictionary of Biography Online: Davies, Natalia (Nat) (1907 - 1951)] 

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Related names :

Defence Society (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Period : 1939-1945
Place : Adelaide
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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