Rae, Lorna Pearl (Civilian, b.?)

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number AWM2017.608.1
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker Macquarie Manufacturers Pty. Ltd.
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Second World War experience of Miss Lorna Pearl Rae (later Lorna Pearl Howard), Sydney, 1941.

Collection consists of one letter from Macquarie Manufacturers Pty. Ltd. to potential future employers of Lorna Pearl Rae, dated 8 August 1941. Lorna worked at Macquarie Manufacturers Pty. Ltd., a tennis string factory at Circular Quay, Sydney, when she was 14 years old. The letter explains that, due to lack of business resulting from the war, her services had to be disposed of. However, she was recommended to potential future employers as an industrious, punctual and reliable worker. This letter is an example of the state of employment in Australia during the Second World War.