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NWDFHG meeting – Pioneer Girls and Flappers: Australia’s early female munitions workers
July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
At the Narre Warren & District Family History Group meeting on Saturday July 15, 2023 at 2.00pm, Katie Wood will talk on Pioneer Girls and Flappers: Australia’s early female munitions workers.
During World War Two, tens of thousands of Australian women found work in the munitions industry in a period when women’s industrial employment was regarded as a novelty. The stories of our mothers, aunts or grandmothers’ exploits in the new-found freedom of waged work, or the danger and monotony of the factory are a part of our family histories. Many don’t realise that women’s work in munitions began far earlier, all the way back to the 1880s when hundreds of young women worked at the Colonial Ammunition Company in Footscray. Katie Wood is a Senior archivist at the University of Melbourne Archives and is currently researching a PhD Thesis on women in the metal trades at La Trobe University.
Venue: L’Arté Central Social Enterprise Café Training Room, Casey Complex, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East & Zoom.
Contact the Secretary, Eileen, for more information and Zoom link – email@example.com
You can join us for a delicious lunch and social gathering at 12 noon in the L’Arté Central Social Enterprise Café Training Room on any meeting day. Lunches do need to be pre-ordered (by Thursdays before each meeting) and paid for on the day.
Contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a menu forwarded to you for pre-orders.