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Title: Iris Bald
Date of Death: 1942-02-19
Date of Birth: 1922-01-01
Place of Birth: Adelaide (S.A.)
Place of Death: Darwin (N.T.)
Place of Burial: Adelaide River (N.T.)
Occupation: Government Adminstration
Biographical notes: Iris was the only daugther of Alice and Hurtle Bald the Postmaster of Darwin the Post office. Before coming to Darwin with her parents in 1940, Iris worked for the PMG in Adelaide. In Darwin Iris worked for the Taxation department. Iris was involved in the social and sporting lifestyle that Darwin had to offer. On the morning of the "Bombing of Darwin" at approximately 9.45 am, Iris was walking through the main entrance of the Post Office when a bomb made a direct hit on the Post Office, she was killed along with her mother and father and five other members of staff who were working at Post Office at the time.
Related link: An ordinary day in Darwin
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
Subject: Women
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