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Booklet - 'Evacuation of Children', 1942 Document Reg. No: SH 870001

Seven-page booklet entitled 'Evacuation of Children: Advice Regarding Clothing, Luggage, and Food'. Published in 1942 by the State Emergency Services (Victoria) Evacuation Committee.

The booklet was produced for distribution to parents of school-age children about evacuation procedures if the Japanese reached Victoria or Melbourne was being bombed and was no longer safe. It includes information about how to make a knapsack and what a child should carry, and provides a separate list of clothing for boys, girls and toddlers.
Printed booklet, black on off-white, seven pages long. No cover. Slight foxing and creasing visible.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr P. Harley, 1987
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.00 cm (Height), 15.20 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: civil defences, emergency services, home fronts, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Printed front cover: 'EVACUATION OF CHILDREN'. Extensive text follows.
Publisher: State Emergency Services (Victoria) Evacuation Committee, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1942
Printer: H.E. Daw, Government Printer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1942
References: The National Archives hold six files relating to the State Emergency Services (Victoria) Evacuation Committee under the series AWM81, dating 1941-1943, including an evacuation map of Melbourne and movement orders for municipalities. The Australian War Memorial holds a knapsack made by parents for their children, to a pattern printed in Circular EV.42, which was distributed by the Victorian State Emergency Services Evacuation Committee circa 1942-1943 - reg.no. REL25591.

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