Working overalls : New South Wales Women's Fire Auxiliary

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales
Accession Number REL/14050
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Cotton drill, Metal
Maker Glamouralls
Place made Australia: New South Wales
Date made c 1941-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Women's navy blue cotton drill overalls with long sleeves and stand and fall collar. The overalls fasten down the front, from neck to waist, with three plain blued steel buttons, and from waist to hip level with three more buttons in a concealed fly front placket. Two similar buttons fasten the cuffs. There is a patch pocket with a triple pointed flap on each breast. The buttonholes are edged with red cotton, and there are red cotton reinforcement bars on the pockets, bottom of front opening and at the top of each cuff opening. There is a blue embroidered manufacturer's label 'GLAMOURALLS REGD' sewn to the inside neck, which is further marked in ink 'Av[erage]'.

History / Summary

The Women's Fire Auxiliary (New South Wales) was formed in 1941 as part of the war effort during the Second World War. It was disbanded in late 1945.