A fine career for a woman
Australian women in the Army 1941-84 11 February 2011 - 3 July 2011

This exhibition examined the proud history of two of Australia’s most significant military services: the Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS), formed in 1942 at the height of the Second World War (1939-45) and disbanded in 1947, and its successor, the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) created in the 1950s in response to the new challenges arising in the Cold War era. Created with the assistance of women who served in these organisations, the Shrine hosted this exhibition in 2011 to mark the 70th anniversary of the formation of AWAS and the 60th anniversary of WRAAC.

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