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Agency:
Civil Defence Legion
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1939
End Date:
31 Dec 1945
Description:
This government sponsered body was set up in 1939 to take measures for the defence of the civil population against possible air attack.

From 1963 civil defence functions broadened to include emergency services when the Civil Defence and Emergency Organisation (CDEO) was created. The CDEO was formed in conjunction with municipalities and the Tasmanian government. The CDEO wass headed by a director appointed by the State Government. It had the responsibility of preparing plans and establishing local branches on a municipal basis and manned by volunteer men and women.
Information Sources:
* Introduction to Civil Defence by Tasmanian Civil Defence and Emergency Organisation, 1963;;* LCC3/1/2583: 57/1 War - General (incl. Civil Defence)
Legislation Creating:
See PD 1/605 file 43/7/1939
Subsequent Agencies:
State Emergency Services (TA1492)01 Jul 1976
Series Created By Agency:
CB27/3 Correspondence relating to the Establishment of the Legion.01 Jan 192731 Dec 1951

CB27/51 Plans showing Priority Target Areas in Launceston and Surrounding Areas.01 Jan 193531 Dec 1940

CB27/29 Advice from Various Specialists on Air Raid Precautions.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1941

CB27/15 Copies of Outward Letters of the Director and Secretary.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1942

CB27/4 Correspondence with and about the Launceston Branch of the Legion.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1941

CB27/1 General Correspondence.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1945

CB27/36 History of the Civil Defence Legion in Tasmania.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1941

CB27/2 Index to General Correspondence.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1945

CB27/40 List of Persons Offering Special Services to the Legion.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1945

CB27/49 Map of Tasmania showing Priority Invasion Areas.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1945

CB27/47 Municipal Statistics of Population and Occupied Dwellings.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1945

CB27/37 Organization Chart of the Civil Defence Legion.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1945

CB27/50 Plans showing Priority Target Areas in Hobart and Surrounding Areas.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1943

CB27/48 Population Survey of the New Norfolk District.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1945

CB27/28 Report on a Practice Blackout in Melbourne.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1945

CB27/5 Semi-Personal Correspondence of the Director.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1942

CB27/18 Copies of Minutes of the Executive Committees of the Civil Defence Legion.08 Mar 193909 Oct 1941

CB27/23 Minute Book of the Brighton Branch of the Civil Defence Legion.14 Jun 193926 Dec 1942

CB27/24 Report to the State Executive from the Secretary of the Northern Branch of the Civil Defence Legion.01 Dec 193926 Apr 1940

CB27/54 Correspondence and Record Book of the Cygnet Branch of the Civil Defence Legion.01 Jan 194031 Dec 1943

CB27/16 Minutes of Meetings of the State Executive of the Civil Defence Legion.01 Jan 194031 Dec 1942

CB27/53 Plans, Charts, Instructions relating to Civil Defence.01 Jan 194031 Dec 1940

CB27/45 Petty Cash Book.18 Jul 194003 Dec 1945

CB27/10 Correspondence and Reports of Commonwealth Conference on Air Raid Precautions.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1941

CB27/22 Minutes of Meetings and associated Papers of the Evacuation Committee.01 Jan 194131 May 1942

CB27/21 Minutes of Meetings of the Local Defence Committee.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1943

CB27/11 Correspondence with the Hobart Fire Brigade relating to a Board of Enquiry Into Charges Against H. Hird for Disobedience of Orders.01 Jun 194131 Aug 1941

CB27/14 Miscellaneous Correspondence.01 Jun 194131 Jan 1942

CB27/12 Correspondence and associated Papers relating Topublicity.01 Dec 194131 May 1942

CB27/25 Report on Progress Made by the Civil Defence Legion.01 Dec 194131 Dec 1941

CB27/6 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to Evacuation.16 Dec 194131 Dec 1944

CB27/44 Account Book.01 Jan 194231 Dec 1943

CB27/26 Annual Reports from the Chief Air-Raid Wardens of Various Municipalities.01 Jan 194231 Dec 1942

CB27/8 Correspondence relating to Control of Radio Stations During Emergencies.01 Jan 194231 Dec 1943

CB27/13 Correspondence relating to Staff.01 Jan 194230 Sep 1943

CB27/52 Newspaper Clippings relating to Civil Defence.01 Jan 194231 Dec 1942

CB27/30 Statement of Commonwealth Policy on Evacuation.01 Jan 194231 Dec 1942

CB27/27 Reports on Action to Be Taken for Civil Evacuation.01 Feb 194231 Dec 1942

CB27/20 Minutes of Meetings of the State Assessment Advisory Council.01 May 194228 Feb 1943

CB27/32 Statement about Emergency Evacuation Procedure.01 Jun 194230 Sep 1942

CB27/42 Certificates of Inspection of Evacuation Areas.05 Jun 194222 Jan 1943

CB27/9 Correspondence with the District Naval Office about the Movement of Vessels.01 Jul 194230 Sep 1942

CB27/46 Ledger of Income and Expenditure.01 Jul 194231 Dec 1943

CB27/31 Agenda Papers of a Melbourne Conference on Air Raid Precautions.23 Aug 194223 Aug 1942

CB27/33 Summary of Evacuation Areas and List of Evacuation and Reception Area.01 Sep 194230 Sep 1942

CB27/43 Estimates of Civil Defence Legion Expenditure.01 Jan 194331 Dec 1945

CB27/39 Index to Messengers employed by the Legion.01 Jan 194331 Dec 1945

CB27/38 Instructions for Training of Civil Defence Personnel.01 Jan 194331 Dec 1943

CB27/41 List of Stores and Equipment issued.01 Jan 194331 Dec 1945

CB27/19 Minutes of Meetings of the Controllers, Sector Warders and Depot Superintendents.01 Jan 194331 Dec 1943

CB27/17 Minutes of Meetings of the Special Committees of the Civil Defence League.01 Jan 194331 Dec 1943

CB27/35 British Data on Air Raid Damage.01 Mar 194331 Mar 1943

CB27/7 Correspondence relating to a Civil Defence Conference to Be Held in Canberra.01 Dec 194331 Dec 1943

CB27/34 Summary of Emergency Legislation for Defence.01 Nov 194530 Nov 1945