Book, War and the Woman; Sister A B Parry; J. H. Down; 1939; B841


Port Macquarie Museum


Book, War and the Woman

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Wartime handbook on air raid precautions written particularly for Australian housewives, comprises 66 pages with illustrations, by Sister A. B. Parry, Commander of the Order of St John. Also contains forewords written by: W. M. Hughes, Minister for External Affairs in the Commonwealth of Australia; Ada Beveridge, President Country Women's Association, Sydney NSW, 20/1/'39; Lyle Buchanan, Colonel, A.A.M.C. 20/1/'39; and Alan Brooksbank, Box Hill Victoria, 20th January, 1939.

Alan Brooksbank's foreword states: '..."War and the Woman" is written by an experienced Australian nurse for Australian women. It is frank, fearless and faces reality with a high resolve to make the best of unfortunate circumstances. It fills a great gap in our literature of essential information, and I commend it to Australian girls and women as a work well worthy of their thoughtful study in peace time and as an inseparable companion during a war...'


J. H. Down

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Sister A B Parry

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43 Middle Street, Kingsford

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Paper, ink


209mm L, 139mm W

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Donor: Mrs Kerle

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