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Dorothy Marshall
Title : Dorothy Marshall Dorothy Marshall
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Source : B 44350
Date of creation : ca. 1942
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Official photograph of Miss Dorothy Marshall, State Superintendent of the Australian Women's Land Army, in uniform.

The Commonwealth government appointed her state superintendent of the Australian Women's Land Army in July 1942. As the administrator she controlled major policy implementation, selected and managed headquarters staff, appointed field staff and supervised women volunteers on the land. The Australian Women's Land Army was formed during the Second World War to combat rising labour shortages in the farming sector.

A trained teacher she taught in both South Australia and England, before returning to South Australia. Following her work with the Land Army Dorothy Marshall joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, helping displaced persons in the British zone in Germany.

She rose to become Director General in the zone. After the UNRRA was dissolved in 1947, she joined the International Refugee Organisation. Dorothy Marshall was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her work with children.

Related names :

Australian Women's Land Army

Coverage year : 1942
Further reading :

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

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

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

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

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

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