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Australian Women's Land Army Demobilization Circular
Title : Australian Women's Land Army Demobilization Circular Australian Women's Land Army Demobilization Circular
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Creator : Australian Women's Land Army
Source : Taylor, Frances Roberta, PRG 596
Date of creation : 1945
Format : Letter
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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A circular letter, dated 5 October 1945, sent to members of the Australian Women's Land Army, South Australia, regarding the winding up of the Land Army on 31 December and requesting information on their plans for employment in civilian life.

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 being done by women with little experience on the land, but many Women's Land Army workers earned respect for their contributions.

Related names :

Australian Women's Land Army: South Australia

Coverage year : 1945
Place : Adelaide
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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