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Land girl Frances Taylor (nee Harvie) driving a farm cart at Lucindale
Title : Land girl Frances Taylor (nee Harvie) driving a farm cart at Lucindale Land girl Frances Taylor (nee Harvie) driving a farm cart at Lucindale
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Source : B 59102
Date of creation : ca. 1943
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 155 x 200 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Land girl Francis Taylor (nee Harvie) driving a farm cart, Lucindale.

The Australian Women's Land Army was formed in 1942 in response to the acute shortage of rural workers. Recruits were required to be British subjects or immigrants from Allied nations and to be between 18 and 50 years of age.

Some farmers expressed skepticism about the prospects of farm work done by women with little experience on the land, but many Women's Land Army workers earned respect for their contributions.

Related names :

Taylor, Frances
Australian Women's Land Army

Period : 1939-1945
Place : Lucindale
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

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

Tyrer, Nicola They fought in the fields: the Women's Land Army: the story of a forgotten victory London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996

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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