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Photograph - Women's Land Army Recruits Working, 1939 Image Reg. No: MM 018906

Summary:
Black and white photograph of Women's Land Army recruits at work during World War II.

This image is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia.
Description Of Content:
A group of six women laying out flax for retting (drying-out).
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: farms, flax, women s land army, world war ii 1939-1945, women s work, cumsee
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Sunshine Harvester Works, Contributions to the War Effort, World War II, 1940-1945
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Working Life
Tertiary Classification: workers
Original Caption: LAND GIRLS HAND SPREADING FLAX FOR RETTING
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date Made: 1939 or later

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