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The Cheer-Up Society comforted servicemen during two world wars after which its facilities became a migrant hostel in Elder Park.
Historical Organisation | By Margaret Allen | First World War, Second World War
Elder Hall on Morialta Street, between Grote Street and Franklin Street, is the home of the Adelaide Benevolent and Strangers’ Friend Society.
Historical Place | By Catherine Manning, History Trust of South Australia
The Wattle Day League was responsible for campaigning to establish 'Wattle Day', a national day of celebration, within Australia and helped raise funds on the home front to help support Australian soldiers fighting in the First World War.
Historical Organisation | By Jack Evans, History SA | 1900-1910, 1910s, First World War
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