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Creator : Australian Women's Land Army. South Australia
Source : Taylor, Frances Roberta, PRG 596/4
Date of creation : 1943
Format : Manuscript
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Frances Harvie's Service record book for the period June 1943 to October 1945 which records her employment in the Australian Women's Land Army. It also gives the Standing Orders for service and conduct for members of the Land Army.

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 initial 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. South Australia

Period : 1939-1945
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

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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