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Hand-milking a cow (State Library of South Australia, B 7798/377)

From Dulwich to Dairy Farm: Women and Change During World War II

It’s February 1942. With Japanese planes bombing Darwin, Adelaide fears an invasion. Amid this tension a teenager, her life up-ended, begins a diary to store memories for her missing father. Join Elizabeth Hutchins, author of ‘Troop Train’, to explore how war changed the lives of a diverse range of women. Extensive research underpins this novel. Elizabeth will share material amassed from books, newspapers, a war bride’s memoir, the National War Memorial, ex-service personnel, a train aficionado, parents of ‘rubella babies’ – and a retired farmer. Anecdotes from family and friends enhance her earliest memories, while photographs and memorabilia are also treasured. Bookings essential.

Presented by Burnside Library


Thu 27 May, 6.30pm (approx. 60 mins)


Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore


Per Person: $5.00

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Burnside Library, 8366 4280,


Bookings Essential Wheelchair Access Full Toilet Facilities

Bookings essential
Disabled parking available