Souvenir of Western Australia

Accession Number AWM2018.593.1.1
Collection number Souvenirs 10 Collection (Autographs and Autograph Books) 2/1/31
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Souvenir
Maker Various
Place made Australia: Western Australia
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Souvenir of Western Australia with the complements of W.A. Sportsmen's Organising Council for Patriotic Funds. The W.A. Sportsmen's Organising Council for Patriotic Funds was a combination of 83 sporting bodies working together under a gentlemen's agreement to assist almost every patriotic organization improving the lives of servicemen an women. This council help set up 5 hostels in the Perth area along with other amenities. This book includes a history of the council, outlines some of the activities and shows photographs of relevant places around Perth.

The cover of the book includes signatures of Australian nurses who were the survivors of The Sinking of the Vyner Brooke by the Japanese, including Carrie Jean Ashton; Kathleen Constance Blake; Jessie Jane Blanch; Vivian Bullwinkel; Cecilia May Delforce; Jess Gregory Doyle; Jean Keers Greer; Janet Patteson Gunther; Ellen Mavis Hannah; Iole Harper; Nesta Gwyneth James; Agnes Betty Jeffrey; Violet Irene McElnea; Sylvia Jessie Mimmi Muir; Wilma Elizabeth Forster Oram; Christian Sarah Mary Oxley; Eileen Mary Short; Jessie Elizabeth Simons; Valrie Elizabeth Smith; Ada Corbitt Syer; Florence Elizabeth Trotter; Veronica Turner; Joyce Tweddell and Beryl Woodbridge.