Ballarat born Betty Pounder wins the Classical Ballet Solo and the following year wins a scholarship to study in London. After the outbreak of World War II, she joins the Entertainments National Service Association, much to her parents dismay, who insist she return home when they discover she is performing on stage  on the battlefields of France.

Due to the polio epidemic, the Committee determines that no competitors under 16 years of age are permitted to enter the Eisteddfod from Metropolitan areas.

The ABC pays 200 pounds to South Street for broadcasting rights and reports the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart on her round the world flight.

Betty Pounder