Scott, Jean Evelyn

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Accession Number PR84/286
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Document, Letter, Photograph, Poem
Maker Scott, Jean Evelyn
Place made Australia
Date made 1942-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 749/091/029
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 Jean Evelyn Sims (married name Scott), Australian Women's Land Army, Australia, 1942-1945.

Collection consists of:
- One typed letter to Sims' parents, written while she was ‘office girl for the day’, discussing her work and other general issues.
- Two used envelopes, one with ‘Women’s Land Army, N.S.W.’ printed on it, both with illustrations depicting farm work.
- Photocopies of four letters thanking the Women’s Land Army for their work during the War from people in charge of the scheme.
- Four black and white photographs, three depicting Scott's time in the Women’s Land Army, and a fourth taken in 1983.
- One Australian Women’s Land Army service record book spanning the dates 28 June 1942 to 22 December 1945.
- One copy of the ‘History of the Women’s Australian National Services 1940-1946’, with several annotations by Scott.
- One photocopy of a cartoon book created by Scott depicting common events in her service period; and two additional sketch facsimiles, one depicting a lady in a shower commenting on how old the showers are, and the other a series of miscellaneous household items.
- One satirised version of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’, with words adapted to show appreciation of England’s Land Army.
- Two photocopies of a poem written by Sgt S Clark, RAA entitled ‘Australian Women’s Land Army’, and a facsimile of two ‘Poems of the AWLA (NSW) 1942-45’.
- A list of parody songs with lyrics sung by the Australian Women’s Land Army, with note of the songs that they are parodying.