People in a public air-raid shelter in Brisbane, 1942

People in a public air-raid shelter in Brisbane, 1942

Description

This black-and-white photograph shows men and women in a public air-raid shelter in Brisbane, Queensland, during a test alarm during the Second World War. The variety of clothing worn - waitress uniforms, suits, workmen's outfits, women's day dresses - suggests that the shelter is in a business district. The people are calm, some sitting and some standing. The walls of the shelter are made of brick and some bench seats have been provided.

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