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Creator : Polkinghorne, Leonora
Source : Polkinghorne family, PRG 1038/6
Date of creation : ca. 1942
Format : Manuscript
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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A two page typewritten document headed 'Broadcast to schools', written by Leonora Polkinghorne. Writing in a sardonic tone, she gives counter arguments to the accepted patriotic views on fundraising for the war effort by schoolchildren which would have prevailed at the time. Date not shown but probably c1942. Mrs Polkinghorne was a noted pacificist.

Related names :

Schools Patriotic Fund of South Australia

Polkinghorne, Leonora Ethel, 1873-1953

Period : 1939-1945
Further reading :

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

Macdougall, Anthony Australians at war: a pictorial history, Nobel Park, Vic.: Five Mile Press, 2002

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

Miethke, Adelaide L Six years with the SPF: story of the Schools Patriotic Fund of South Australia, Jan. 1940-Jan. 1946 Adelaide: The Fund, 1946 (Adelaide: K.M. Stevenson, Government Printer)

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