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Source : Davies, Natalia, PRG 925/13/28
Date of creation : ca. 1943
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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A group of women, members of the Defence Society, having a picnic after shooting practice at Carrick Hill.

The Defence Society in South Australia was founded in 1933 by Natalia Davies. 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.

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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