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Members of the Women's Auxiliary Transport Corps.
Title : Members of the Women's Auxiliary Transport Corps. Members of the Women's Auxiliary Transport Corps.
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Creator : Krischock, Henry; photographer
Date of creation : 1943
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 155 x 200 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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ADELAIDE OVAL: Members of the Women\'s Auxiliary Transport Corps taking the Salute on Empire Day, 1943.

Over 400 women served in the Corps: women of all ages and from a wide range of social and employment backgrounds joined. All had their driving skills tested by the Secretary of the National Safety Council, Mr Howard, before being assigned to their units. They were trained to work as mechanics and to drive transport vehicles that would carry soldiers, war workers and goods around the home front.

Period : 1939-1945
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Beaumont, Joan (ed.) Australia's war, 1939-1945, St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1996

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
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