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Cheer Up Society ( - 1946)

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27 April 1946

Summary

The South Australian Cheer-Up Society was founded by Alexandrina Seager. Its object was to support the soldiers in the First and Second World Wars as well as to bring them into contact with the 'highest type of womanhood'. During world war one they visited the soldiers at camp before they embarked for the trenches and provided them with supper, concerts and conversation. In the Second World War, they started a Cheer Up Hut near the Adelaide Railway Station that had a hostel and a canteen for every day use and social functions. The hut was financed by donations from several charitable organizations including the Country Women's Association. The society was publicly acknowledged as indicative of women's capacity, support and patriotism.

Sources used to compile this entry: Jones, Helen, 1926-, In her own name : women in South Australian history, Wakefield Press, Netley, SA, 1986, 356 pp. pp.280-281..

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  • Cheer Up Society, c. 1914 - 1952, SRG 6; Cheer Up Society ( - 1946); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

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