The image is obviously of an official occasion, most likely the welcoming of some important people (possibly, the man and woman in the centre front) to Wagga but we don’t know who they are or when it was taken.
With Australian Women’s History Women’s month fast approaching we thought this article from Charles Sturt University Regional Archives would be great to post in the lead up.
This post continues on from “The trials and tribulations of a rookie archivist – Part 1”……….
An introduction to the archival art of disposal furthered my enthusiasm for completing the project…………
Removing all the files from their boxes led to a tentative “piling” system, with similar or like items distinguished. The folders had a startling array of titles and labelling, and this inspired me to implement multiple “miscellaneous” piles (containing virtually all the files) and tagging potential categories.
In July 1940, the VAD began work at the AIF Tent Hospital at the Wagga Showground with members attending daily under the supervision of voluntary trained nursing staff and military orderlies…
The value of auxiliary fire fighters had been proved where air raids had ravaged overseas countries and the Wagga Wagga WFA spent three months doing their course of fire fighting.
This fortnight’s “Can you date?” post is brought to you by Jillian Kohlhagen and June Dietrich from CSU Regional Archives. They have not one but three connected photographs they are trying to place.
It was not easy for women to break into the traditionally male dominated fields, so the WANS trained rigorously in many different areas.
Our first link post for the year of just some of the interesting items we have found online.