Suburban housewives in air raid shelter

Early in the war, it was feared that Australian cities such as Melbourne and Sydney would come under attack from air-raids, and many suburban householders dug shelters in their backyards.  These women are practising for the cameras, as the raids themselves never came.


Photographer unknown, c.1942


Accession number: H99.201/3736


From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures collection. Gift of The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 1976.


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