The Control Centre
This photo, taken by Milton Kent, shows a NES ARP Section Duty Board on 13 April 1943. An Area Control Centre, based in a local government area, received damage reports from Wardens and co-ordinated with the fire brigade, the police and the gas and electricity companies. The Metropolitan Control Centre oversaw the wider Sydney area and liaised with hospitals and neighbouring area control centres to organise personnel and resources. The State Control Centre co-ordinated the state and communicated with the military. The centres were manned by volunteers 24 hours a day, seven days a week from December 1941 to early 1945. NRS 20008 [18/2796] File 7.