1. List: Grace Taylor - Furniss - Tesmic (1897 -1988)
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    Grace Taylor (nee Furniss), artist, commercial artist, potter, designer, china painter, sculptor and poet, was born in 1897 in Wigley, Derbyshire and emigrated to New Zealand with her family in 1902. In 1924 she enrolled in figure drawing at the Elam School of Art, Auckland. Working as a commercial artist, she moved to Sydney in 1926 and then Brisbane in 1933. In 1942 she was accepted into the AWLA as a field officer, responsible for members’ administration. (the AWM : https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1083701 )

    In 1902 she emigrated to New Zealand with her family.

    In 1924 Grace studied at the Elam School of Art, Auckland, New Zealand.

    In 1926 she moved to Sydney with her sister Amy Furniss, who was two years younger than Grace. Amy was also an artist and the two young women travelled to Sydney in search of work. Amy returned to New Zealand in 1927-28, but Grace remained in Sydney and only returned for a brief trip in 1930 or 1931. This may well have been to attend the wedding of her sister to Hudson Croft Asher in Auckland in August, 1930.

    By 1932, Grace was working as a commercial artist for Berlei, Sydney.

    In 1933 she moved to Brisbane.

    In August 1938 Grace was exhibiting pottery at the RNA Fine Arts Awards at the Show in Brisbane.
    "Hand-built vessel: Miss G. Furniss 1, Mrs. O. Moase 2."

    In October 1938 she is mentioned as a member of the social committee of the Queensland Motor Sporting Club. A few years later (1943) and Grace is seen in some pics at the Australian War Memorial of her "STANDING BESIDE A HOME-MADE RACING CAR, WHICH HAS PROBABLY BEEN BUILT ON A BRITISH CHASSIS. (DONOR: J. ASHER)". As well there is a photo of her in the car: "Informal portrait of artist, sculptor and poet Mrs. Grace Taylor (nee Furniss), wearing her Womans Land Army uniform. She is seated in a homemade racing car known as a Jitterbug, in front of a home in Brisbane. Note the number two painted onto the radiator grill." :
    "MEMBERS of the social committee of the Queensland Motor Sporting Club are arranging a Scavenger Hunt tonight. Those participating will meet near the O Connor Boat House at North Quay and will complete the "Hunt" at the Cabaret, Mandalay. Competitors on arrival at North Quay will be presented with lists of novel and interesting articles to be collected en route. The first persons to arrive at Mandalay with a correct and complete list will receive a prize. Dancing will subsequently be held and supper served on the balcony of the cabaret. Members of the social committee comprise Mesdames A. Clothier and C. Barron, Misses G. Furniss, Minnie Palmer, and Mary MacDiarmid, Isabelle McPherson (hon. social secretary)."

    In 1939 we learn of her private address in Brisbane :
    Handbag Stolen from City Office
    A handbag containing £1 2s. was stolen from an office in a city building yesterday. It was the property of Miss Grace Furnlss, of Oxlade Drive, New Farm.
    (The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Saturday 3 June 1939)

    In June of 1939 we read that Grace was involved in the Peace Campaign; but it also gives an address : Miss Grace Furniss, Parbury House, 127 Eagle Street, Brisbane.
    "COMPETITION FOR PEACE POSTER
    Prizes of £8/8/, £4/4/, and £2/2/ will be given for a peace poster to stimulate interest in the National Women's Peace Congress, which will be held in Brisbane in August. The competition will be open to art students and artists of 21 years and under. Designs are to be either 20in. x 15in. or 30in. x 22in. on stiff board. In awarding the prizes consideration will be given to (1) education or propaganda value for peace, (2) originality of design, (3) colour, (4) suitability for reproduction in four or five colours by lithography. The entries are to be in by August 5. The judges will be: Professor J. V. Duhig (president, Queensland Royal Art Society), Miss Vida Lahey, Mr. W. Collings (lecturer in art, Workers Educational Association), and art directors from two of Brisbane's leading advertising agencies. Entries are to be sent to Miss Grace Furniss, Parbury House, Eagle Street, Brisbane. Further particulars may be obtained from the international Peace Campaign Office, Albert House, or through the secretary (F8607)."

    "PEACE POSTER COMPETITION. - SYDNEY, August 7. A girl won the peace poster competition, conducted by the International Peace Campaign, in connection with the Second National Women's Peace Congress, which will begin in Brisbane to-morrow. Fifty-three entries were received. The awards were: First prize, £8/8/, Melba Snodgrass, of Bellevue Avenue, West Ryde, Sydney; second, £4/4/, P. Conrad, Toowong, Brisbane: third. Pam Hebblewhite. Darlinghurst, New South Wales. The winning entry showed a dove smashing its way through a sword held in a clenched hand, and bore the words, "International Peace.""

    In August 1939 she exhibited pottery and textiles at the Royal Show in Brisbane. : "Slab-built vessel Mrs. Buggy 1. Miss G. Furnlss 2 and DECORATIVE PAINTING— Textile: Miss G. Furniss 1, Miss K. Mirk 2. "

    In September 1940 she had this review of her work at the exhibition arranged by the Arts and Crafts Society of Queensland :
    "DELIGHTFUL WORK. Some delightful work Is being exhibited by a new member, Miss G. Furniss. The figures, which are in human and animal form, are full of life, and show good modelling and detail. A little green gnome sitting on the edge of a dish, with a frog beside him amongst flowers is a charming exhibit."

    A month later and there was this review in the Courier Mail that reveals yet another of her talents - Batik : "Modernistic pottery by Miss G. Furniss strikes a new note this year, and her Batik scarves are among the most colourful exhibits in the show. "

    In October 1941 this is Grace too at the annual exhibition of the Arts and Crafts Society of Queensland, her name misspelled : "Miss G. Furness (secretary) is represented in the exhibition by china painting and modelling. ". Another review of the same event in the Telegraph makes the point: "Miss Edith Ruthning, whose pieces include a vase in deep colourings showing a convential design, and Miss Grace Furniss with modelling and china painting, are also included."

    NB: Up to this point in October 1941 she was known as Miss Grace Furniss.

    In Brisbane Grace met and married Jimmy Taylor, who enlisted in the second AIF at the outbreak of World War II. Initially rejected because of a chronic skin condition, in 1942 Grace was accepted into the Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) as a field officer responsible for the administration of AWLA workers. She originated an unofficial paper for the Land Army Girls, the LAG RAG , to which she contributed humorous verse, prose and cartoons. She travelled extensively around the Queensland camps, working to improve conditions and facilities for AWLA members. In the press of the time she was referred to as ‘Matron Taylor’. She first joined the Land Army as a cotton picker herself and later was appointed matron at the Home Hill, Glen Aplin, Biloela and Birkdale camps. It seems she was the senior matron in Queensland.

    In 1943 this article appeared in the Brisbane press:
    "A.W.L.A.
    MRS. Grace Taylor was a well known commercial artist before becoming one of the earliest members of the Australian Women's Land Army. Commencing with the land girls on the first cotton camp in the Burdekin district, she was soon appointed to the charge of a sub-camp on the Ayr cotton-fields, and later became matron of the largest camp in the Stanthorpe district. Now she is in charge of a cotton camp in the Dawson Valley. She has a comprehensive knowledge of mechanics, which often stands both her and her girls in good stead in their work." ( Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1926 - ) Sun 16 May 1943 Page 9 THEY ALSO SERVE)

    In June 1943 Grace appears in the Mackay press:
    MODEL CAMP
    Land Army Girls
    Land Army girls have a model camp at Biloela, in the Callide Valley.
    A Biloela resident describes it as "a lesson in organisation, sanitation, and comfort, where every thing has been done to ensure comfort and warmth in all weathers
    Established by the District War this Agricultural Committee under plans submitted by the field superintendent (Mrs. Atkinson) , the camp is situated alongside a creek, two miles from Biloela, with an avenue of gum trees.
    Beautifully printed signs are the artistic work of the matron in charge, Matron Taylor (senior matron for Queensland).
    The superintendent's office, with its bush-made furnishings, is brightened with picture of girls in different army fields, and family snapshots. In the girls' huts also snapshots give evidence of links with home.

    The visitor describes the carefully-planned arrangement of thecamp, with galleys, mess room, offices, sick bay, and stores section surrounding a square, recreation, reading, and writing huts, and living quarters (also huts) on either side of properly made roadways.
    "What struck us most," she said, "was a large sign bearing the name of the field superintendent, inviting girls to visit her and discuss their problems of work and play, truly an understanding service.”
    Busy Days For Land Girls at Birkdale.
    Day for the girls at the Birkdale Land Army Camp begins at 5.40 am. As soon as they are dressed, the girls make their beds, sweep their own floor space and are ready for breakfast by 6.30 am.
    Those working on farms in the Cleveland, Badgen, and Wellington Point districts catch the 7 am rail motor and others walk to near-by farms.
    A number of girls are working at a pineapple cannery at Wynnum. as the tomato crop they were to have picked was ruined by the frost. On the 12 farms where the girls are employed they are kept busy thinning and weeding carrot rows, pulling and sacking carrots, and later will be picking tomatoes, pulling beans and beetroot.
    When the weather is unfavourable for outdoor duties, the girls make cases.
    When they return to the camp, which is in the Birkdale School of Arts, there is a rush for the letter rack and then to the boiler for hot water to do their daily laundry and to remove the dust and dirt of the day's toil. A hot dinner is ready by 6.30 pm ant at the.sound of the whistle girls line up outside the kitchen door with their plates, cutlery and cups, and are served at a long table as they file past into the mess room. Four orderlies are appointed to serve the sweets and dust the table at the end of the meal. After dinner there is letter writing, reading (books may he obtained from the School of Arts library at a penny per book), sewing, or a sing song around the piano.

    Lights out is at 10 pm.

    Matron Taylor, who first joined the Land Army as a cotton picker, and later was appointed matron at the Home Hill, Glen Aplin, and Biloela camps, is in charge of the Birkdale camp. She has as her assistants Sub-matron F. N. Johnstone and Assistant Sub-matron M. Furniss.


    (The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld) - Fri 20 Aug 1943)

    There are about fifteen similar articles devoted to the figure of 'Matron Taylor in the Queensland press. Her role within the Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) was seen as being very important in the war efforts at home. Each article provides a little more detail about her role. For example there is this letter to the Editor of the Courier-Mail in April 1943 :

    "GROWERS TRIBUTE TO LAND ARMY GIRLS To The Editor The Women’s Land Army girls under Matron Taylor, have completed their fruit season In the Granite Belt, and I assure you that the orchardists feel under a debt of gratitude to them. Organisation was essential but was necessarily hurried, and in the circumstances discomfort could not be avoided, but the girls brushed aside all those difficulties and went on with the job. All our anxiety about the harvesting of our fruit disappeared when we saw those girls at work. They adapted themselves to local conditions in a few hours and worked magnificently. We apologised for asking them to do work that only men had done hitherto, but though they blistered their hands they carried on with a smile. At a send-off at Glen Aplin our cup of gratitude bubbled over when they beat us to 'For they are jolly good fellows.' They have moved on to other centres of production so that other farmers can benefit, as we have done and we, one and all, wish them the best of luck for they are doing a great job. Those of us, too, who were fortunate enough to have girls of the 15-year-old group from the secondary schools, while on vacation, also are delighted. They worked like regular sports and saw us through an exceptionally busy time before the Land Army girls were ready to take over. After eight weeks' hard work these youngsters went back to school and actually thanked us for a lovely holiday.' Can you beat that?— R. T. Hill (Severnlea, near Stanthorpe)."

    This article tells about a song that she had written for the 'Land Army':
    "BILOELA (contributed): Members of the Australian Women's Land Army stationed at Biloela staged a concert of considerable merit recently under the direction of one of their members. Mrs L. Leigh. The items Included: "Land Army," theme song, the words of which were written by Matron Taylor; Apache and Hula scenes; "The Fussy Wussy Angels," composed by an Australian Digger. Proceeds of the function amounted to £40. which was handed over to the battle stations appeal. Further activities cf the Battle Stations Appeal Committee at Biloela comprise a cattle and pig drive. Pigs donated by farmers are being offered at the usual weekly truckings. Cattle will be auctioned about the end of July at the Biloela yards. Intending donors are requested to contact their respective agents or the secretary of the Biloela Patriotic Committee, Box 161. Biloela,"

    Another term that needs explanation is LAG, a simple mnemonic for Land Army Girl but it seems Grace was able to spin it into a new term 'LAG RAG' when she published news in the Biloela Camp. Not too that there are images of two paintings of the LAGS in the fields picking cotton and having a smoko in the archives at the Australian War Memorial.
    ( https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C247563 ) and ( https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C247563?image=2)

    "LAND GIRLS' PAPER. — Land Army Girls In Queensland
    have adopted the abbreviation used in other States, and call themselves 'Lags.' Their first issue of 'The Lag Rag,' a four sheet paper, is vivacious and amusing with sketches and a humorous plan of the Biloela cotton camp. In the busy lives of the Lags, Sunday has to be washing day in camp. An extract from a letter says: 'To see the many pairs of stockings and what not hanging on the clothes lines you would think that it was a camp of centipedes.' All camps contribute their quota of personalities and topical news to 'The Lag Rag.'"

    It must be noted that in January 1944 there was also this interpretation of LAG. The Land Army Gazette was published in Victoria and New South Wales. Grace was able to create her own version in Biloela, Queensland although it was only four pages. But LAGS in Western Australia were certainly aware of its existence.
    LAND GIRLS MAKE FRIENDS.
    Girls of the Land Army in Western Australia are anxious to know something of the work their sisters are doing in Queensland. A request has come from the Western State for Queensland Land Army Girls to write about their work on crops such as peanuts and cotton. This request comes through the last number of 'LAG,' the Land Army Gazette, and in the same issue is a request from an English Land Girl on a stud farm in Worcestershire, for a girl on a cattle station in Queensland to correspond with her. “

    After the war Grace and Jimmy separated and Grace returned to Sydney.

    In 1946 she purchased a small studio pottery in the centre of Sydney, where she produced ceramic wares under the label 'Tesmic Art Pottery’. Tesmic = Tess and Mick believed to be the previous owners of the pottery.The pottery specialised in glazed ornaments of animals, 'and as sure as we modelled an animal there was a demand for a baby animal to go with it’.

    In 1949 Tesmic moved to premises in Bankstown and was able to expand. During this time Taylor exhibited her work frequently, often with the NSW Ceramic Art and Fineware Association.

    Her sister Amy also lived in Bankstown and had a pottery with her daughter. The Asher’s exhibited “Bunty Ware” at the exhibition where for the first time in Sydney art potters combined to show their work. It was organised by the Ceramic Art and Fine Ware Division of Clay Products Association Ltd. at Anthony Horderns, from November 17-22.
    “Fairy land figures which will be shown by Mrs. and Miss Asher are made in the backyard of their home in Stacey Street, Bankstown.”

    In 1954 she exhibited at the NSW Ceramic Art and Fineware Association at Anthony Horder's and below you will find a link to an article where ther is a photo of her stall display. (Basketry In Clay Women's Unique Pottery At Ceramics Show - The Land (Sydney, NSW) Friday 6 August p 37 Article Illustrated)

    In 1955 her sister Amy died.
    Amy Asher (née Furniss)
    Birthdate: December 28, 1899
    Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
    Death: 1955 (55) in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

    In 1956 she sold the pottery and returned to New Zealand.

    In 1958, while on holiday in England, she worked briefly as a modeller at the Spode Potteries. Returning to New Zealand, she began to sculpt large-scale figures; but increasingly she turned her energies to politics, joining the Social Credit Political League.

    In 1966 she married Henry Boshier, a childhood neighbour.
    In 1988 Grace died at the age of ninety-one.


    Birth date: 1897
    Birth place: Wigley, Derbyshire, England, UK
    Death date: 1988
    Death place: New Zealand
    Active Period:
    1946 - 1956
    1917 - 1942
    Arrival: 1926 (Sydney, NSW.)
    Residence:
    1956 - 1988 New Zealand
    1949 - 1956 Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
    1946 - 1949 Sydney, NSW
    1933 - 1942 Brisbane, Qld.
    1926 - 1933 Sydney, NSW.
    c.1917 - c.1922 Auckland, New Zealand
    c.1902 - c.1917 Huntly, New Zealand
    Training:1924 Elam School of Art, Auckland, New Zealand
    "Commercial artist, potter and painter, was born Grace Furniss in the small village of Wigley, Derbyshire. In 1902 her family migrated to New Zealand and in 1904 settled on a farm, Brooklands, near Huntly on the North Island. In her early twenties Taylor moved to Auckland and began working as a commercial illustrator, a popular career for women at the time. Her main work seems to have been advertising drawings of women’s clothing for newspapers and magazines. In 1924, she enrolled in figure drawing at the Elam School of Art. However, after six months at the school, she returned to commercial art as she could not afford to continue studying. This brief period was to be her only formal art training.

    In 1926 Grace and her younger sister Amy, also an artist, travelled to Sydney in search of work. Amy returned to New Zealand in 1927-28, but Grace remained in Sydney and only returned for a brief trip in 1930 or 1931. By 1932 she was working as a commercial artist for Berlei, Sydney. In 1933 she travelled to England. On her return she moved to Brisbane and found work with McWhirter’s Department Store as an advertising illustrator.

    In Brisbane Grace met and married Jimmy Taylor, who enlisted in the second AIF at the outbreak of World War II. Initially rejected because of a chronic skin condition, in 1942 Grace was accepted into the Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) as a field officer responsible for the administration of AWLA workers. She originated an unofficial paper for the Land Army Girls, the LAG RAG , to which she contributed humorous verse, prose and cartoons. She travelled extensively around the Queensland camps, working to improve conditions and facilities for AWLA members. Her niece recalls:

    she was a dashing figure to us. When she visited on leave, there were rides in the Jitterbug, the little Austin sports car she took with her into the AWLA. It was popular with the LAGS too, who no doubt found our aunt’s driving as exciting as we did.

    the war Grace and Jimmy separated and Grace returned to Sydney. In 1946 she purchased a small studio pottery in the centre of Sydney, where she produced ceramic wares under the label 'Tesmic Art Pottery’. The pottery specialised in glazed ornaments of animals, 'and as sure as we modelled an animal there was a demand for a baby animal to go with it’. In 1949 Tesmic moved to premises in Bankstown and was able to expand. During this time Taylor exhibited her work frequently, often with the NSW Ceramic Art and Fineware Association.

    In 1956 she sold the pottery and returned to New Zealand. In 1958, while on holiday in England, she worked briefly as a modeller at the Spode Potteries. Returning to New Zealand, she began to sculpt large-scale figures; but increasingly she turned her energies to politics, joining the Social Credit Political League. In 1966 she married Henry Boshier, a childhood neighbour. She died in 1988 at the age of ninety-one. Her niece considers that 'the Land Army experience was probably the only major period of my aunt’s life when she didn’t earn her living from art of one sort or another’."

    Elena Rensch

    Joe Terni said: "To add to that in Ford`s book,(page 48), he mentions Bunty Ware (1952-55, a short lived pottery!) and states..."Bunty a mythical creature with great sympathy and understanding for small humans, was the theme used to create "lets believe" groups of fantastic woodland scenes and fairy tale creatures. They were glazed and fired at Tesmic Art Pottery.Please can someone show us a known piece of this ware, with backstamp etc. And who was Bunty? Joe"

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  1. Basketry In Clay Women's Unique Pottery At Ceramics Show
    The Land (Sydney, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Friday 6 August 1954 p 37 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: TWO women, mother and daughter, have contributed the outstanding examples of modern potters' art at the Ceramics Art and Fine Ware Exhibition at pres ... 453 words
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  2. [Shepparton Arts Centre : Australian Gallery File]
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  3. Taylor, Grace (1897-1988)
    Artist; Painter; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Commercial artist
  4. Papers
    Taylor, Grace (Field Officer, 1897-1988)
    [ Unpublished : 1945-1973 ]
    At Aus War Memorial
  5. Web page: Grace Taylor (1897–1988)
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    GRACE TAYLOR

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  6. Australian Women's Land Army (AWLA). (1942-1945)
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  8. Web page: Profile
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  9. Web page: Portrait
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  10. Web page: Land Army girls on cotton
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    Informal portrait of artist, sculptor and poet Mrs. Grace Taylor (nee Furniss), wearing her Womans Land Army uniform. She is seated in a homemade racing car known as a Jitterbug, infront of a home in Brisbane. Note the number two painted onto the radiator grill.

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    QUEENSLAND, C. 1943. MRS GRACE TAYLOR (NEE FURNISS), A FIELD OFFICER IN THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S LAND ARMY. MRS TAYLOR WAS AN ARTIST, SCULPTOR AND POET IN CIVILIAN LIFE. SHE IS STANDING BESIDE A HOME-MADE RACING CAR, WHICH HAS PROBABLY BEEN BUILT ON A BRITISH CHASSIS. (DONOR: J. ASHER)

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  14. Web page: photo of huts
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  15. Web page: photo of huts
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  16. Web page: grace
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    AWLA SERVICE RECORD BOOK, LETTER DESCRIBING WORK AT BATLOW, NSW, COPY OF FORMAL MESSAGE CONCERNING DEMOBILIZATION, POEM ENTITLED "AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S LAND ARMY", FOUR CARTOONS OF AWLA ACTIVITIES AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WOMENS SERVICES

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  19. More people's potteries stories / by Dorothy Johnston
    Johnston, Dorothy, 1931-
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    More people's potteries stories / by Dorothy Johnston
  20. Handbag Stolen from City Office
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Saturday 3 June 1939 p 2 Article
    Abstract: A handbag containing £1. 2s. was stolen from an office in a city building yesterday. It was the property of Miss Grace Furniss, of Oxlade Drive, 65 words
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  21. War Activities to Fore at Arts and Crafts Exhibition
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Tuesday 21 October 1941 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: We activities figure prominently in the annual exhibition of the Arts and Crafts Society, which is being opened officially 619 words
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    Miss Edith Ruthning, whose pieces include a vase in deep colourings showing a convential design, and Miss Grace Furniss with modelling and china painting, are also included.

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  22. Arts & Crafts Display Combines Beauty and Skill
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Tuesday 1 October 1940 p 9 Article
    Abstract: AT a time when so much human effort is directed towards destruction, there is special joy in seeing the quiet 607 words
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  23. Advertising
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    Elena Rensch - Assistant Curator at war memorial. A niece of Grace Taylor

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  24. Diggers' Work In Show Of Arts & Crafts
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Wednesday 22 October 1941 p 9 Article
    Abstract: MORE than 30 members have contributed handiwork to the annual exhibition of the Arts and Crafts Society of 344 words
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  25. Beauty and Skill Revealed In Arts and Crafts Display
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Monday 30 September 1940 p 5 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Beautiful as ever is the work in this year's exhibition arranged by the Arts and Crafts Society of Queensland. Display 510 words
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    DELIGHTFUL WORK. Some delightful work Is being exhibited by a new member, Miss G. Furniss. The figures, which are In human and animal form, are full of life, and show good model ling and detail. A little green gnome sit ting on the edge of a dish, with a frog beside him amongst flowers. Is a charming exhibit.

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  26. R.N.A. FINE ARTS AWARDS
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Saturday 13 August 1938 p 9 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    1938 : Nand-built vessel: Miss G. Furniss 1, Mrs. O. Moase 2.

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  27. New Zealand Visitors Entertained
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Friday 28 October 1938 p 10 Article
    Abstract: To enable members of the Methodist Women's Overseas Mission Auxiliary to meet two New Zealand visitors--Mrs. W..Duke and Miss M. Morley--Miss C. A. B ... 1168 words
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    MEMBERS of the social committee of the Queensland Motor Sporting Club are arranging a Scavenger Hunt to-night. Those participating will meet near the O Connor Boat House at North Quay and will com- plete the "Hunt" at the Cabaret, Mandalay. Competitors on arrival at North Quay will be presented with lists of novel and interesting articles to be collected en route. The first persons to arrive at Man- dalay with a correct and complete list will receive a prize. Dancing will subsequently be held and supper served on the balcony of the cabaret. Members of the social committee comprise Mesdames A. Clothier and C. Barron, Misses G. Furniss, Minnie Palmer, and Mary MacDiarmid, Isabelle McPherson (hon. social secretary).

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  28. Handbag Stolen from City Office
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Saturday 3 June 1939 p 2 Article
    Abstract: A handbag containing £1. 2s. was stolen from an office in a city building yesterday. It was the property of Miss Grace Furniss, of Oxlade Drive, 67 words
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    A handbag containing £1. 2s. was stolen from an office in a city build- Ing yesterday. It was the property ot Mlss Grace Furnlss, of Oxlade Drive New Farm.

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  29. COMPETITION FOR PEACE POSTER
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Tuesday 20 June 1939 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Prizes of £8/8/, £4/4/, and £2/2/ will be given for a peace poster to stimulate interest in the National Women's Peace Congress which will be held 183 words
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    COMPETITION FOR
    PEACE POSTER
    Prizes of £8/8/, £4/4/, and £2/2/ will be given for a peace poster to stimulate interest in the National Women's Peace Congress, which will be held in Brisbane in August. The competition will be open to art students and artists of 21 years and under.
    Designs are to be either 20in. x 15in. or 30in. x 22in. on stiff board. In awarding the prizes consideration will be given to (1) education or propaganda value for peace, (2) originality
    of design, (3) colour, (4) suitability for reproduction in four or five colours by lithography. The entries are to be in by August 5.
    The judges will be: Professor J. V. Duhig (president, Queensland Royal Art Society), Miss Vida Lahey, Mr. W. Collings (lecturer in art, Workers Educational Association), and art directors from two of Brisbane s leading advertising agencies.
    Entries are to be sent to Miss Grace Furniss, Parbury House, Eagle Street, Brisbane. Further particulars may be obtained from the international Peace Campaign Office, Albert House, or through
    the secretary (F8607).

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  30. 60 Tables Booked
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Friday 21 July 1939 p 13 Article
    Abstract: THE Lady Mayoress (Mrs. A. W. Coles) will attend the bridge party to be held at Menzies on July 25 at [?] p.m. to aid the Tweddle Hospital 196 words
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    PEACE POSTER SHOW T?NTRIES close on August 5 for the peace poster competition, open to those 21 . and under, which Is being conducted by the International Peace Campaign (Queensland Council) in connection with the second National Worrien's Peace Congress. Tills is to bo held at Brisbane from August 8.. to ll. A prize of £8/8/ is offered for the best design. Entries are to be sent to Miss . Grace Furniss, Parbury House. Eagle Street,' Brisbane, and details of the competition may be obtained from the Melbourne office of the Interna tional Peace Campaign, ..

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  31. THEY ALSO SERVE W.A.A.F.
    Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1926 - 1954) Sunday 16 May 1943 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: ASSISTANT Section Officer A Patricia Goldman is attached to the E.A.A.F. Directorate of Works and Buildings as a W.A.A.F 390 words
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    A.W.L.A. MRS. Grace Taylor was a well known commercial artist be- fore becoming one of the earliest members of the Australian Women's Land Army. Commencing with the land girls on the first cotton camp in the Burdekin district, she was soon appointed to the charge of a sub- camp on the Ayr cottonfields, and later became matron of the largest camp in the Stanthorpe district. Now she is in charge of a cot- ton camp in the Dawson Valley. She has a comprehensive know- ledge of mechanics, which often stands both her and her girls in good stead in their work.

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  32. Australia-wide Entries NEEDLEWORK AT SHOW Arts And Crafts Please Judges
    Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1926 - 1954) Sunday 13 August 1939 p 8 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    Slab-built vessel Mrs. Buggy 1. Miss G. Furnlss 2 and DECORATIVE PAINTING— Textile: Miss G. Furniss 1, Miss K. Mirk 2.

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  33. Busy Days For Land Girls at Birkdale
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Friday 20 August 1943 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Day for the girls at the Birkdale Land Army Camp begins at 5.40 am. As soon as they are dressed, the girls make their beds, 333 words
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    Busy Days For Land Girls at Birkdale Day for the girls at the Birk dale Land Army Camp begins at 5.40 am. As soon as they are dressed, the girls make their beds, sweep their own floor space and are ready for breakfast by 6.30 am. Those working on farms in the Cleveland, Badgen, and Wellington Point districts catch the 7 am rail motor and others walk to near-by farms. A number of girls are working at A pineapple cannery at Wynnum. as the tomato crop they were to have picked was ruined by the frost. On the 12 farms where the girls are em- ployed they are kept busy thinning and weeding carrot rows, pulling and sacking carrots, and later will Be picking tomatoes, pulling beans and beetroot. When the weather is unfavour- able for outdoor duties, the girls make cases. When they return to the camp, which is in the Birkdale School of Arts, there is a rush for the letter rack and then to the boiler for hot water to do their daily laundry and to remove the dust and dirt of the day's toil. A hot dinner is ready by 6.30 pm ant at the.sound of the whistle girls line up outside the kitchen door with their plates, cutlery and cups, and are served at a long table as they file past into the mess room. Four orderlies are appointed to serve the sweets and dust the table at the end of the meal. After dinner there is letter writing, reading (books may he obtained from the School of Arts library at a penny per book), sewing, or a sing song around the piano. Lights out is at 10 pm. Matron Taylor, who first joined the Land Army as a cotton picker, and later was appointee! matron at the Home Hill, Glen Aplin, and Biloela camps, is in charge of the Birkdale camp. She has as her as- sistants Sub-matron F. N. Johnstone and Assistant Sub-matron M. Fur- niss.

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  34. MODEL CAMP Land Army Girls
    Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954) Wednesday 2 June 1943 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Land Army girls have a model camp at Biloela, in the Callide Valley. A Biloela resident describes it as 211 words
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    MODEL CAMP Land Army Girls Land Army girls have a model camp at Biloela, in the Callide Valley. A Biloela resident describes it as "a lesson in organisation, sanita tion, and comfort, where every thing has been done to ensure comfort and warmth in all weathers. Established by the District War Agricultural Committee under plans submitted by the field superintendent (Mrs. Atkinson) , the camp is situated alongside a creek, two miles from Biloela, with an avenue of gum trees. Beautifully printed signs are the artistic work of thei matron in charge, Matron Taylor (senior matron for Queensland). The superintendent's office, with its bush-made furnishings, is brightened with picture of girls in different army fields, and family snapshots. In the girls' huts also snapshots give evidence of links with home. The visitor describes the care fully-planned arrangement of the camp, with galleys, mess room, offices, sick bay, and stores sec tion surrounding a square, recrea tion, reading, and writing huts, and living quarters (also huts) on either side of properly made road ways. "What struck us most," she said, "was a large sign bearing the name of the field superintendent, invit ing girls to visit her and discuss their problems of work and play, truly an understandin

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  35. Land Army Camp At Birkdale Opens
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Tuesday 10 August 1943 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Sixteen members of the Australian Women's Land Army (Q) will go into the camp to be opened at Sirkdale this week. 113 words
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    Land Army Camp At Birkdale Opens
    Sixteen members of the Australian Women's Land Army (Q) will go to the camp to be opened at Birkdale this week.
    The State Superintendent (Mrs £. F. Pender) said this morning that the girls would be engaged in the cultivation of fruit and vegetables on farms in tho Birkdale and Wellington Point districts.
    Matron G. Taylor, who was in charge of the Land Army camp at
    Glen Apiin last year, and who has just returned from the cotton camp at Biloela, will be in charge. She will be assisted by Sub-matron F. M. Johnston and assistant Sub-matron M. Furniss. who have also been at Biloela.

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  36. LAND ARMY GIRLS FROM COTTON AREAS
    Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954) Saturday 31 July 1943 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Yesterday 105 members of the Land Army Corps arrived in Rockhampton following the conclusion of a three months' cotton picking season in the 589 words
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    LAND ARMY GIRLS FROM COTTON AREAS Yesterday 105 members of the Land Army Corps arrived in Rockhampton following the conclusion of a three months' cotton picking season in the Callide and Dawson Valleys. With the exception of five who are journeying to a new cotton picking billet, the giris will spend a few weeks' leave before en gaging in new jobs. Thirty girls re- mained to clean up the last of the cot- ton In the Wowan area. Interviewed yesterday at Stanley Street, the LAGS generally stated that they were glad the cotton harvest was concluded. The crop was poor, and. due mainly to the manpower shortage. Most of the stands were weedy. Both of these had the effect of keeping high tallies down during the whole of the season. Despite this, however, the LAGS consistently picked about 100 lb. of fluff cotton daily. The king picker was Eileen Walker Kilcoy. and her highest tally was 182.5 lb. She was an experienced picker and held the Home hill record of 200 lb. for one day. The girls camped in prepared huts, tents and public halls. Transport was provided for groups of LAGS to and from the fields. The LAGS speak appreciatively of the assistance and treatment received from cotton growers and local residents. Most people were very considerate and helped in many ways to make the day's work lighter. Speaking of the girls under her charge, Matron Taylor (Biloela camp) said that the girls had done a splendid job and had worked cheerfully and hard.

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  37. Efficiency, Cheerfulness At Land Army Camp
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Wednesday 26 May 1943 p 4 Article
    Abstract: A visit to the Women's Land Army camp at Biloela, headquarters of various smaller settlements which dot the valleys of the Dawson and the Callide, le ... 338 words
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    Efficiency, Cheerfulness At Land Army Camp A visit to the Women's Land Army camp at Biloela, headquarters of various smaller settlements which dot the valleys of the Dawson and the Callide, leaves an abiding impression of cheerful and efficient service. The camp, situated on Washpool Creek, two miles from Biloela, is entered through an avenue of stately gumtrees. This camp has been laid by the District War Agricultural Committee under plans submitted by Mrs Atkinson, and when visited re cently by the State superintendent for New South Wales (Mrs Lynch) Was pronounced as equal to any cainp in Australia. Matron Taylor (senior matron, Queensland) is in charge of the camp. It is Sunday, but a Land Army superintendent on the field knows no hours and we enter to find the superintendent busy. In the office is a bush-made office table surmounted by a bush-made filing cabinet, where stacks of let ters. papers, and camp records were filed in neat and specially marked shelves. A wall telephone connected through the research farm brings this officer and her camp in touch with the world outside — because a glance round led us to realise that within this encampment is a world of its own. In the recreation and reading and writing huts girls are happily en gaged either reading or writing. A peep into matron's office again re minded us of all the work con nected with these camps. Within the sick bay is one patient, amidst spotless and bright surround ings. Now we approach the living huts, arranged on either side of roadways. Such name6 appear on the door- ways as "Boll Weevils Villa," "Spin ster Villa," "Glen Alpen Villa, "Men Haters' Retreat"— from such touches of humour we realise that these girls can take everything with a joke and a smile. Prominently displayed on a notice board is a large sign with the signa ture of the field superintendent in viting girls to visit her and discuss their problems of work and play — truly an understanding service.

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  38. GROWERS' TRIBUTE TO LAND ARMY GIRLS To The Editor
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Saturday 10 April 1943 p 2 Article
    Abstract: THE Women's Land Army girls, under Matron Taylor, have completed their fruit season in the Granite Belt, and I assure you 659 words
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    GROWERS TRIBUTE TO LAND ARMY GIRLS To The Editor The Women’s Land Army girls under Matron Taylor, have completed their fruit season In the Granite Belt, and I assure you that the orchardists feel under a debt of gratitude to them. Organi sation was essential but was necessarily hurried, and in the circumstances discomfort could not be avoided, but the girls brushed aside all those difficulties and went on with the job. All our anxiety about the har vesting of our fruit disappeared when we saw those girls at work. They adapted themselves to local conditions in a few hours and worked magnificently. We apolo gised for asking them to do work that only men had done hitherto, but though they blistered their hands they carried on with a smile. At a send-off at Glen Aplin our cup of gratitude bubbled over when they beat us to 'For they are jolly good fellows.' They have moved on to other centres of production so that other farmers can benefit, as we have done and we, one and all, wish them the best of luck for they are doing a great job. Those of us, too, who were fortunate enough to have girls of the 15-year-old group from the secondary schools, while on vaca tion, also are delighted. They worked like regular sports and saw us through an exceptionally busy time before the Land Army girls were ready to take over. After eight weeks' hard work these youngsters went back to school and actually thanked us for a lovely holiday.' Can you beat that?— R. T. Hill (Severnlea, near Stanthorpe).

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  39. A WLA March Tomorrow
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Friday 30 July 1943 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Tomorrow morning Brisbane people will see the first city march of members of the Australian Women's Laud Army (Q.). Today 98 275 words
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    AWLA March Tomorrow Tomorrow morning Brisbane people will sec the first city march of members of the Australian Women's Land Army (Q.). Today 98 Land Army girls left Rockhnmpton, most of whom are coming to Bris bane, mid will take part in the march. The march will assemble at Roma Street station at 10.15 am. Pre ceded by the Kelvin Grove Boys' School drum and fife band, and led by staff officer A. M. Weeks, AWLA, it will move along George Street into Adelaide Street, where the salute will be taken by the Deputy Director of Manpower (Mr F. E. Walsh) and the Minister for Agriculture (Mr Williams) at the Commonwealth Building. Associated with Mr Walsh and Mr Williams at the saluting base will be the State superintendent of the Land Army (Mrs E. F. Pender), the assistant State superintendent (Mrs A. M. Atkinson), Chief Rural Officer for Queensland (Mr D. Callaghan) and the Director of Cotton Culture in Queensland (Mr W. G. Wells). The march will be halted outside the officers of the AWLA, Primary Building, Creek Street, where per sonnel will he inspected and ad dressed by Mr Walsh and Mr Wil liams. The unit in the march comprises girls who have been working in the cotton fields in the Dawson and Callide Valleys for the past four months. Most of them had previous ex perience last year in the Burdekin area, Granite Belt, and Kingaroy. They are in charge of senior mat ron G. Taylor with sub-matrons E. G. Broadhcad. F. M. Johnston, E. P. Mooloy. assistant sub-matrons I. M. Tooth, E. Hutchinson, trainee matrons A. E. Lane, and J. R. Knusden.

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  40. C.W.A. Give Aid To Land Girls
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Saturday 8 May 1943 p 4 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: WHEN the New South Wales Land Army girls, who are assisting Queensland Land Army to pick cotton, reached Thangool camp recently at 3 a.m., the local ... 373 words
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    To Land Girls WHEN the New South Wales Land Army girls, who are assisting Queensland Land Army to pick cotton, reached Thangool camp recently at 3 a.m., the local branch of the Country Women's Association had fires burning, hot showers were ready, and tne travellers in cnarge or Mrs. A. Lynch (Superintendent of the N.S.W. Land Army) were invited to have 'supper for breakfast.' This was the report received by the Deputy Director of Manpower (Mr. F. E. Walsh) from Mrs. A. M. Atkinson (Assistant Superinten dent of the Land Army), who is stationed on the field for the dura tion of the cotton picking. The report further stated that although the girls travelled late at night and early in the morning local residents remained to cheer the girls as they passed along the line. Reading and writing rooms had been made available for the girls by the Country Women's As sociation at Thangool, and Mr. David Murray had given the girls the use of his picture show hall and piano for four nights a week. FRIENDLY RIVALRY Mrs. Lynch, who returned to Brisbane this week after a tour of all camps in the Dawson Valley, said the Queensland camps were excellent in lay-out, comfort, and cleanliness. Girls from New South Wales had made friends with the Queens land girls, and friendly rivalry was manifest in the daily picking tallies. At Thangool she had been wel comed by Mrs. Atkinson, Mr. War ner, and representatives of the C.W.A. At Wowan, the girls for that camp were met by Mr. A. Nagle, senior instructor in cotton culture in the Dawson Valley, and Matron E. Dean. Matron J. Wilson and Mr. An derson met the N.S.W. girls at Theodore camp, and at Jambin, where the camp was new, Matron E. Taylor (Biloela Camp) and Mr. Hutchings (Department of Agri culture) met the girls, who were also provided with hot baths and supper.

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  41. ON THE AIR
    Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954) Saturday 3 July 1943 p 2 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    BILOELA (contributed): Members ot the Australian Women's Land Army stationed at Biloela staged a concert of considerable merit recently under the directicn of one of their members. Mrs L. Leigh. The items Included: "Land Army," theme song, the words of which were written by Matron Taylor; Apache and Hula scenes; "The Fussy Wussy Angels," composed by an Aus- tralian Digger. Prcceeds of the func- tion amounted to £40. which was handed over to the battle stations ap- peal. Further activities cf the BEttle Stations Appeal Committee at Biloela comprise a cattle and pig drive. Pigs donated by farmers are being offered at the usual weekly truckings. Cattle viii be auctioned about the end of July at the Biloela yards. Intending donors are requested to contact their respec- tive agents or the secretary of the Biloela Patriotic Committee, Box 161. Biloela,

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  42. COUNTRY NOTES
    The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956) Thursday 1 July 1943 p 16 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    COUNTRY NOTES BILOELA (contributed) : Members of the Australian Women's Land Army stationed at Biloela staged a concert of considerable merit recently under the direction of one of their members, Mrs L.Leigh. The items included: "Land Army," theme song, the words of which were written by Matron Taylor: Apache and Hula scenes; "The Fussy Wussy Angels," composed by and Aus- tralian Digger. Proceeds of the func- tion amounted to £40, which was handed over to the battle stations ap- peal. Further activities of the Battle Stations Appeal Committee at Biloela comprises a cattle and pig drive. Pigs donated by farmers are being offered at the usual weekly truckings. Cattle will be auctioned about the end of July at the Biloela yards. Intending donors are requested to contact their respec- tive agents or the secretary of the Biloela Patriotic Committee, Box 161, Biloela.

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  43. Girls Help To Feed Forces
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Friday 9 April 1943 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Helping to feed the fighting Forces is the war job of Land Army girls employed by a Mundubbera fruit and vegetable grower who has 326 words
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    To Pick Cotton Nearly 80 Band Army girls left Brisbane last night to pick cotton in the Dawson Valley. Although this was the largest number of girls to leave for this work this season, the Denuty Director of Manpower (Mr. P. E. Walshi said that many more were needed, and it was expected that other camps would be established in the near future. Mrs. Pender said that the girls were bound for the two existing camps at Wowan and Theodore, and two new camps at Biloela and Kelly's Creek, which would beein work on Monday. ' Matron G. Taylor would be In charge at Biloela and Matron P. Horr.on at Kelly's Creek. Biloela residents would entertain the eirls at a 'welcome' picnic on Sunday.

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  44. Land Army Girls From Cotton Areas ROCKHAMPTON, July 31.
    The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956) Thursday 5 August 1943 p 17 Article
    Abstract: Yesterday 105 members of the Land Army Corps arrived in Rockhampton following the conclusion of a three month's cotton picking season in the 567 words
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    Speaking of the girls under her charge,' Matron Taylor (Blloela camp) said that the girls had done a splendid job and had worked cheerfully and hard.

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  45. WAR JOTTINGS
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Monday 9 August 1943 p 2 Article
    Abstract: RED CROSS KITCHEN.—Butter rationing and egg scarcity has so increased the demand for bought cakes that all Red Cross 343 words
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    LAND GIRLS' PAPER. — Land Army Girls In Queensland have adopted the abbreviation used in other States, and call themselves 'Lags.' Their first issue of 'The Lag Rag,' a four sheet paper, Is vivacious and amus ing with sketches and a humorous plan of the Biloela cotton camp. In the busy lives of the Lags, Sunday has to be washing day in camp. An extract from a letter says: 'To see the many pairs of stockings and what not hanging on the clothes lines you would think that it was a camp of centi pedes.' All camps contribute their quota of personalities and topical news to 'The Lag Rag.'

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  46. PEACE POSTER COMPETITION. SYDNEY, August 7.
    Queensland Times (Ipswich, Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Tuesday 8 August 1939 p 8 Article
    Abstract: A girl won the peace poster competition, conducted by the International Peace Campaign, in connection with the Second National Women's 110 words
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    PEACE POSTER : "PEACE POSTER COMPETITION. SYDNEY, August 7. A girl won the peace poster com petition, conducted by the Interna tional Peace Campaign, in connection with the Second National Women's Peace Congress, which will begin in Brisbane to-morrow. Fifty-three en tries were received. The awards were: First prize, £8/8/, Melba Snodgrass, of IBelievue Avenue, West Ryde, Sydney; second, £4/4/, P. Conrad, Toowong, Drisbane: third. Pam. Hebblewhlte. Darlonghurst, New South Wales. The winning entry showed a dove smashing its way through a sword held in a clenched hand, and bore the words, "Interna tional Peace.""

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  47. Australian studio pottery and china painting / Peter Timms
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  48. Art Potters To Show Work In Exhibition
    The Sunday Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1949 - 1953) Sunday 9 November 1952 p 19 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: FOR the first time in Sydney art potters will combine to show their work when the Ceramic Art and Fine Ware Division of Clay Products Association Ltd ... 322 words
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  49. WAR-TIME JOTTINGS
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Tuesday 18 January 1944 p 2 Article
    Abstract: NUTRITION LECTURES.—Mrs. Cecil Brenan, Principal Commandant of the Red Cross (Queensland), is working out a 330 words
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    LAND GIRLS MAKE FRIENDS. —Girls of the Land Army in Western Australia are anxious to know something of the work their sisters are doing in Queensland. A request has come from the Western State for Queensland Land Army Girls to write about their work on crops such as pea nuts and cotton. This request comes through the last number of 'LAG,' the Land Army Gazette, and in the same issue is a re quest from an English Land Girl on a stud farm in Worcestershire, for a girl on a cattle station in Queensland to correspond with her

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