Scott, Jean Evelyn

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 Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

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.