A.W.A.S wants 100's of Australia's keenest women urgently...

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV00335
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 61 cm x 47.5 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description photolithograph
Maker McCowan, Ian
LHQ Lithographic Coy, Australian Survey Corps
Date made 1941-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian Women's Army Service Second World War Anti-Aircraft Defence recruitment poster featuring a photograph of an AWAS woman (Doris Shilcock) in uniform, including hard hat, holding binoculars and looking up to the sky as if searching for enemy aircraft. Actually she is looking up at the poster title text including a large orange 3D graphic of the word AWAS. Behind her is the graphic depiction of searchlights further emphasising that the AWAS are seeking recruits.