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Letter of appreciation
Title : Letter of appreciation Letter of appreciation
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Creator : Australian Women's Land Army. South Australia
Source : Taylor, Frances Roberta, PRG 596
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Date of creation : 1946
Format : Letter
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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A letter of appreciation, dated 1 January 1946, sent to members of the Australian Women's Land Army, South Australia, after it had been disbanded at the end of 1945. The letter is signed by Fred C. Richards, Secretary of the South Australian Committee, and lists the members of the Committee.


In July 1942, the Australian Women's Land Army was established as a national organisation, but with separate administrators in each state organising that state's needs. Its aim was to provide labour for primary producers, replacing men who were now serving in the armed forces or essential services. The AWLA was a voluntary group whose members were paid by the farmer. Women who were British subjects and between the ages of 18 and 50 years were able to volunteer.
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Richards, Fred C.

Australian Women's Land Army. South Australia

Coverage year : 1946
Further reading :

Bolt, Andrew Our home front 1939-1945, Melbourne: Wilkinson Books, c1995

Clark, Rosemary The home front: life in Australia during World War II, Melbourne: Australia Post, 1991

The Home front family album: remembering Australia 1939-1945, introduction by Nancy Keesing, Sydney: Weldon, 1991

McKernan, Michael All in!: Australia during the second world war, Melbourne, Vic.: Nelson, 1983

Scott, Jean Girls with grit: memories of the Australian Women's Land Army St Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1995

Thanks girls and goodbye!: the story of the Australian Women's Land Army 1942-45 edited by Sue Hardisty Ringwood, Vic.: Viking O'Neil, 1990

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