31st January 2021

The Women’s National Emergency Legion

See http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/uncategorized/16th-july-2020/

Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld), 20th March 1940.

I wondered what buttons, girdles and pyjamas were about.

The Red Cross were collecting and sewing clothes for use in  hospitals for returned soldiers. The work started in WW1 wand continued between the wars. I’m still not sure how the girdles figure in this?

Geelong Advertiser, 1st March 1917 page 2.

Leader (Orange, NSW), 13th March 1918 page 1.

The Labour Daily (Sydney) 12th March 1927 page 9.

News (Adelaide), 10th November 1939 page 6.

Australian War Memorial image no 052013: Ladies at the Brighton, Victoria branch processing pyjamas in 1943.