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Girl Guides display7/1/1939

by Sam Hood
Thousands of Sydney children were and are part of the worldwide scouting and guiding movements, founded by Robert Baden-Powell in the early 20th century. Guiding began in Australia in 1910 and by the time this photograph was taken in 1939, the Australian guiding association was part of a worldwide movement. Here some of the girls are erecting an impressive globe as part of a display at the 1939 Girl Guide jamboree in Lindfield. Note the dark colours (probably red) on the map denoting the countries of the British Empire – particularly symbolic in 1939 on the eve of the Second World War.