Name:
Australian Army issue service dress jacket
Description:
Uniform used in Sydney and Brisbane by a local resident who was a member of the Women’s Land Army during World War II.
Australian Women’s Army Service khaki woollen service dress jacket buttoning down the front with four oxidised brass ‘Australian Military Forces’ buttons and a map of Australia and crown. The jacket is fully lined and has four pockets, two inset below the waist with flaps over the openings, and two pleated breast pockets with buttoned flaps. The jacket has brass oxidised rising sun collar badge on the right lapel and ‘AWAS’ shoulder titles.
At the top of each sleeve is the colour patch and a machine woven chevron have been stitched to the right sleeve. A fabric belt passes around the waist and fastens with a buckle at the front. A white maker’s label stitched on the inside of the jacket below the collar reads ‘N295 1942. SIZE 5 Made in Australia’. Identification details are also written on the maker’s label.
Registration number:
H2010.2
Production date:
1942 – Made in Australia
Material:
Oxidised brass
Steel
Wool
There’s A War On! World War II at Home is a Museums & Galleries NSW travelling exhibition. The exhibition showcases the varied experiences of the men, women and children who fought the war on the home front and includes precious WWII artefacts, memorabilia, photographs and video footage from around NSW.
To complement this exhibition, the Museum & Gallery have created has created our own special display focusing on the changes that occurred in the St George district during the war years.
Special objects on display include items belonging to local NES wardens, emergency supplies issued to school children and articles belonging to members of the Australian Women’s Land Army. This jacked will feature as part of the display.
Exhibition details:
There’s a War On! WWII at Home
Exhibition dates: April 24 – June 17, 2010
Official opening: Saturday 24 April at 1.00 pm
RSVP on 9330 6444

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