Melbourne, Vic. Women employees at the Smith & Searle's factory operate machines to make parts ...

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number 045106
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film polyester negative
Date made c 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Melbourne, Vic. Women employees at the Smith & Searle's factory operate machines to make parts for various munitions projects and for fruit canning machinery. The factory was owned, managed and operated by women with only one male employed to do heavy lifting and odd jobs, such as making the tea. (This image appears on page 209 of the album presented to Dr Edith Summerskill housed in the AWM Archive Store)