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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Alice Bald
Name: Bald, Alice Louisa
Also known as: Parker, Alice Louisa
Date of Death: 1942-02-19
Place of Birth: South Yarra (Vic.)
Date of Birth: 1904-01-01
Place of Death: Darwin
Place of Burial: Adelaide River
Occupation: Telephonist
Biographical notes: Alice was born in South Yarra in Victoria. She trained as a schoolteacher in South Australia where she met and married Hurtle Bald on 3 February 1921. They had two children Iris and Peter. In 1940 Alice, Hurtle and Iris moved to Darwin. Their son Peter remained in Adelaide for schooling. Hurtle took up the position as the Post Master of the Darwin Post Office, Alice worked as the telephonist at the Darwin exchange at the Post Office. Alice was a working mother and wife. The Bald family actively participated in the social and sporting lifestyle that Darwin had to offer. Late 1941 the defence started evacuating women and children from Darwin because of the threat of attack, Alice refused to be evacuated. On 19th February 1942 the Japanese bombed Darwin,a bomb made a direct hit on the Post Office, instantly killing Hurtle, Iris and Alice along with other members of staff.
Related Materials: Bombing of Darwin Post Office : 19 February 1942. Darwin, Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, 2000. NTC 994.295 BOMB.
"An Ordinary Day in Darwin", The Whisperer, March 2005, p.6.
James, Barbara. No man's land : women of the Northern Territory. Sydney : Collins, 1989. 994.29008 JAM
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