Memoirs relating to the Australia Women's Land Army

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Accession Number PR85/362
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Memoir
Maker Freebairn, Betty
Lynch, Audrey
Rowe, Gwen 'Skipper'
Thomson, Clarice 'Gomer'
Place made Australia
Date made 1983
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 449/009/193
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of Gwen 'Skipper' Rowe, Audrey Lynch (nee Lehmann), Clarice 'Gomer' Thomson and Betty Freebairn (nee Rayson), Australian Women's Land Army, Australia, 1942-1945.

Collection consists of four typed manuscripts. All appear to have been written in the 1980s, and describe their individual experiences as members of the Australian Women's Land Army. Each of the manuscripts discuss issues such as notable incidents in their time, as well as general details regarding the work that they undertook, their enlistment, their work prior to joining the Australia Women's Land Army, their accommodation, working with POWs, different crops they harvested, and their social lives during their service.