ID numberPR04494
Collection typePrivate Record
TitleJobling, Yvonne
Measurement1 wallet: 1cm
Object typeLetters
Place 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 made1944
DescriptionCollection 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.