8th June 2021

Women War Workers: Part 1

Last year I detailed some of the many ways women “played their part” during WW2.

http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/uncategorized/12th-september-2020/

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Yesterday I highlighted the Women’s Air training Corps. Here are some more: wouldn’t like to sort herbs for the boys?

 

Australian Women’s Legion

The AWL was a patriotic voluntary organisation that raised funds for the war effort and gave practical support to military personnel within Australia.

The Australasian (Melbourne), 24th May 1941 page 21.

 

Red Cross Transport Drivers

The Australasian (Melbourne), 24th May 1941 page 21.

 

Melbourne Militors

The Australasian (Melbourne), 24th May 1941 page 21.

Australian War Memorial #6979.

State Library Victoria Image H99.201/4048

 

Women’s Reserve Emergency Navy Service

Not to be confused with the WRANS, this volunteer group started in Brisbane prior to WW2, then expanded to other states. It was renamed the Women’s Naval Service (WNS) in December 1941.

The Australasian (Melbourne), 24th May 1941 page 21.

Australian war Memorial #00552.001

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