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ID number P00561.011
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Australian News And Information Bureau
Physical description Black & white


Sydney, NSW. C. 1943. Australia's first school for wives was organised by Captain (Capt) Cecil Gidley, AIF, secretary of the Lord Mayor of Sydney's Allied Relations Committee and Officer-in-Charge of the American Division, Australian Department of Information. Nineteen war brides, members of Sydney US Servicemen's Wives and Fiancees Association attended, learning more about their own country in order to talk of Australia in American homes. Last class receives a talk from Mrs R. Scott of Sydney, NSW, honorary supervisor and an energetic war welfare worker. Left to right: Shirley Suarez of Detroit, Michigan, US; Mary McCormack; Elaine Mooney; Marjorie Eastman; Phyllis Layton-Ives; Mrs John Maurer; Beryl Tooth; Gloria Grey-Sutcliffe. Capt Gidley is seated behind Mrs Grey-Sutcliffe.