Women's Land Army, Launceston, Tasmania

Place Oceania: Australia, Tasmania, Launceston
Accession Number PR00765
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 3 items (1cm)
Object type Papers
Date made 1940-1995
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Three looseleaf papers and handwritten copies relating to the establishment of the Women's Land Army in Launceston, Tasmania in 1940. Included is a handwritten organisational chart of the Women's Land Army (WLA), Tasmania from registered rural women up to the Tasmanian Department of Agriculture and Manpower and the Commonwealth War Organisation of Industry; a handwritten itemised list of the categories of women who were required to be listed on the 'Compulsory Register of rural women' and, typescript copies of minutes of a meeting held on June 28, 1940. Present at that meeting were three members of the Country Women's Association, Tasmania, Mrs Belmont Clark, Mrs Alice Jean Thomas OBE, Mrs V. (Edith Ranson); Mr Guy Parsons, probably Tasmanian Primary Producers Union; Mr Francis Forster, Tasmanian Member of House of Assembly and probably President of Tasmanian Farmers, Stockowners and Orchardists Association and, Miss Agnes Hodgson for whom there are brief biographical details.

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