|sheet: 49.4x 63.4 cm; image: 47.8 x 61.6 cm
|offset lithograph on paper
Commonwealth Government of Australia
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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There's a job for you in AWAS: the service that is "uniformly" smart!
The servicewoman featured in this poster is Lorna Mavis Robinson (nee Clay), Service No. QF143187. She was a member of the AWAS for three years, and described by friends during the war as a 'poster girl' for the service. Mrs Robinson's early duties included that of a driver; she was promoted to lieutenant in November 1943. The Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) was authorised by the government in August 1941 as a means of relieving men eligible for active duty from certain military duties. The AWAS was the only non-medical service to send personnel overseas; in 1944 and 1945 AWAS served in both Dutch and Australian New Guinea.