Air Raid Precaution pamphlet issued to householders by the Victorian State Emergency Council for Civil Defence detailing amendents that are to be made to the booklet of the same name.The pamphlet consists of three pages of amendments, including those made to the design for a '"Morrison" Steel Table,' and an advertisement for volunteers - both male and female - to join the A.R.P.

According to the Argus newspaper, the Victorian State Government was planning air raid precautions as early as 1939 with particular focus on Melbourne and Geelong. By 1940 plans for blacking out Melbourne were in place and the first black out test was made in Wattle Park at 2am in February 1941. Depsite this a letter published in the Frankston Standard later that same month comments about the seeming lack of 'State encouragement' whilst commending the air raid volunteers for their enthusiasm and commitment. The letter also notes that it was unlikely that Victoria would suffer an attack, but still important that precautions were undertaken. Such precautions appear to have increased in fervency following the attacks in the northern regions of Australia, including plans for the evacuation of children from Melbourne.

Australia suffered from 96 air raids on the mainland, concentrated on the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland, during World War II.

Physical Description

A four page pamphlet, printed on a single page and folded in half, entitled 'Air Raid Precautions - Advice to Householders.' The pamphlet has yellowed with age.

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