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Defence Society members practice shooting at Carrick Hill
Title : Defence Society members practice shooting at Carrick Hill Defence Society members practice shooting at Carrick Hill
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Source : Davies, Natalia, PRG 925/13/19
Date of creation : ca. 1943
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Four women, all members of the Defence Society, at shooting practice at Carrick Hill.

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)] 

Related names :

Defence Society (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Period : 1939-1945
Place : Springfield
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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