The National Library Magazine

Our quarterly magazine
March 2013

The National Library Magazine coverOn the cover:

Canberra resident Jean Whatman remembers Canberra in the 1940s: One of the things I did after I left school was volunteer at the Services Club or ‘Rec Hut’ as we called it. Our job was to serve the service men and women when they came in for an evening meal. Later in the evening there’d often be a dance. We young girls were allowed to attend provided we’d washed up and everything was clean. It was great fun. I had a few boyfriends there but then they’d be gone and you’d find another one. Nothing very serious. We just loved dancing and in uniform they looked great!

To find out more about how Australia’s capital city has changed over the last 100 years, read the article on page 2


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