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Notepaper - YMCA, Australia, 1914-1918 Document Reg. No: SH 891397

Summary:
Made: circa 1914 - 1918
This paper was intended for use by AIF troops whilst serving in the field during World War I. It was distributed by the Australian Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).
Description:
7 sheets of yellowed notepaper, all originally joined at the top (by cloth/glue binding), although 5 are still joined together. Ruled in feint lines 6.5mm apart. They bear a letterhead that features a small map of Australia surmounted by a red triangle and the initials of the Y.M.C.A.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Gwenda Robb, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.75 cm (Height), 10.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: community organisations services, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Religious
Tertiary Classification: stationery
Inscriptions: Printed text: Y.M.C.A./ AUSTRALIAN/ COMMONWEALTH/ MILITARY FORCES/ In the Field/ ...19/...
Place & Date Made: Australia, 1914-1918
Organisation Named: YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association), Australia, 1914-1918
Organisation Named: Australian Imperial Force (AIF) 7th Field Ambulance, 1914-1918

Comments

Rosie de Jong Posted on 22 Apr 2010 9:18 PM
I have seen a Card sent to a Victorian girl with a Photo of I believe Australian Soldiers with the Caption Under the red Triangle Sign. 3 Soldiers sit atop it so the Sign is substantialOthers are at the side and beneath the Sign. I wonders was it about 1917 and were thet common in the Field. Thanks Rosie
Discovery Centre Posted on 07 May 2010 10:52 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Rosie, we haven't been able to find any information about this postcard, so it may not have been common. There is a good site dedicated to Great War Images which you might like to search further. This American site discusses some of work of the YMCA in WWI. Lastly you might want to contact the Australian War Memorial Research Centre who might have a better idea about the card.

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