From Dulwich to Dairy Farm: Women and Change During World War II

History Month Festival

Thursday 27 May 2021 at 6.30 pm (approx 60 mins)

Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore

Per Person:  $5.00.

Bookings required – Event capacity 70

Contact Burnside Library, Phone: 8366 4280, e-mail:

It’s February 1942.  With Japanese planes bombing Darwin, Adelaide fears an invasion.  Amid this tension a teenager, her life up-ended, begins a diary to store memories for her missing father. Join Elizabeth Hutchins, author of ‘Troop Train’, to explore how war change the lives of a diverse range of women.  Extensive research underpins this novel.  Elizabeth will share material amassed from books, newspapers, a war bride’s memoir, the National War Memorial, ex-service personnel, a train aficionado, parents of ‘rubella babies’ – and a retired farmer.  Anecdotes from family and friends enhance her earliest memories, while photographs and memorabilia are also treasured.  Bookings essential

Presented by Burnside Library