ID number PR04494
Title Jobling, Yvonne
Record type Collection
Item count 5
Collection Private Record
Object type Letters
Maker Various
Places made
  • Australia: New South Wales, Katoomba;
  • Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Fairfield;
  • Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Petersham;
  • Australia: South Australia, Adelaide;
  • Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Sunshine;
Date made 1944
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Access Open

Description

Collection relating to the Second World War civilian and home front experience of Yvonne Jobling. Collection consists of five letters written to Jobling from the families of prisoners of war. On 17 March 1944, Jobling heard a broadcast of Radio Tokyo, which included messages from Australian prisoners of war. A schoolgirl at the time, studying shorthand, Jobling sent letters to the families of several of those prisoners she heard, and received responses from Katoomba (NSW), Fairfield (NSW), Petersham (NSW), Adelaide (South Australia) and Sunshine (Victoria). Jobling lived in Drumcondra, a suburb of Geelong (Victoria) at the time.