Australian Comforts Fund. (1916-1920)

Also known as
ACF.
Australian Comforts Fund.
Function
Voluntary organisation
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The Australian Comforts Fund was established in August 1916 to co-ordinate the activities of the state based patriotic funds, which were established earlier in World War I. Mainly run by women, they provided and distributed free comforts to the Australian 'fit' fighting men in all the battle zones. They became divisions of the Australian Comforts Fund. The Council of the Fund comprised two delegates from New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland and one from the states of Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. The Executive headquarters was located in Sydney. It ceased operation on 10 April 1920 and was reconstituted in World War II in June 1940 and ceased operation again on 27 June 1946.

The state bodies in World War I were: New South Wales: the 'Citizens' 'War Chest' Fund; Queensland Patriotic Fund; South Australia: League of Loyal Women; Tasmania: 'On Active Service Fund'; Australian Comforts Fund, Victorian Division; Victoria League of Western Australia. During World War II the state bodies were called : The Lord Mayor's Patriotic and War Fund of New South Wales; the Australian Comforts Fund, Victorian Division; the Australian Comforts Fund, Queensland Division; the Australian Comforts Fund, Tasmanian Division; the Fighting Forces Comforts Fund SA Inc; the Victoria League Camp Comforts Fund ( W A ) Australian Comforts Fund commissioners conducted its activities in the field, holding honorary rank as officers of the Army or Air Force.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Australian Comforts Fund
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The History of the Australian Comforts Fund: being the official record of a voluntary civilian organisation which during the Great War (1914-1919) and until the return of all the Australian troops (1920) provided and distributed free comforts to the Australian fit fighting men in all the battle zones and in other ways alleviated the distress inevitable in war
    Bowden, Samuel H
    [Sydney]
    Published: Scotow and Presswell
  3. Proud story: the official history of the Australian Comforts Fund
    Jackson, C O Badham
    [Sydney]
    Published: F H Johnston Publishing Company
  4. Australian Comforts Fund papers, 1916-1919
    [1 box : 1916 - 1919]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    I. Shipping reports, Jan. 1917 - Oct. 1918. II. List of cases distributed to Australian units. A. United Kingdom, Jan. 1917 - Nov. 1918. B. France, Jan. 1916 -March 1917. C. Egypt, Dec. 1916 - Jan. 1919. III. Summary statements of distributions to various Australian forces, Jan. - June 1917. IV. Miscellaneous correspondence and reports, Dec. 1917 - Jan. 1919
    MLMSS 142
  5. NCW Victoria presents a mobile unit to the Australian Comforts Fund, 1943
    [1943]
    Series: Australian War Memorial - http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/141967/
    Mrs Tilley, President of the National Council of Women of Victoria, presenting a mobile unit to the Australian Comforts Fund. Mrs Herbert Brookes accepts the unit on behalf of the Australian Comforts Council. Melbourne, Victoria. 3 November 1943.

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  1. Australian Comforts Fund gift diary
    Australian Comforts Fund
    [ Book : 1919 ]
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  2. Papers
    Australian Comforts Fund
    [ Unpublished : 1916-1919 ]
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  3. War Chest Day, Friday 29th November : all comforts free, "a dinkum gift" / W. Jardiner
    Jardiner, W
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1918 ]
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  4. Australian Comforts Fund Records
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  5. War Chest Day, Friday 29th November : all comforts free / W. Jardine
    Jardine, W.
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1918 ]
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  6. A gift from the Australian Comforts Fund : comprising Citizens' War Chest Fund, New South Wales, Australian Comforts Fund Victoria, League of Loyal Women South Australia, Victoria League of Western Australia, Queensland Patriotic Fund Queensland, On ...
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  7. The Australian gift book : comprising a summary of work done by the Australian Comforts Funds at the front, Anzac and Mudros, at the camps in Egypt with a summary of gifts and statement of accounts / a limited number to sell at 3/- or 15 P.T. in aid ...
    Beit, William
    [ Book : 1916 ]
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    The Australian gift book : comprising a summary of work done by the Australian Comforts Funds at the front, Anzac and Mudros, at the camps in Egypt with a summary of gifts and statement of accounts / a limited number to sell at 3/- or 15 P.T. in aid of the A.C.F. / edited by William Beit
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  9. [Christmas cards - World War 1 : programs and invitations ephemera material collected by the National Library of Australia]
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    [ Published : 1900 ]
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  10. 19th Battalion Comforts Fund report
    Australia. Army. Battalion, 19th
    [ Periodical : 1916-1921 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 24 August 1916 [Issue No.110] p 1908

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Department of Defence, Melbourne, 24th August, 1916. THE following constitution of the Australian ... . Constitution of " The Australian Comforts Fund." 1. A fund, to be called the Australian Comforts Fund ... 697 words
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  2. AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE. GRANT OF RELATIVE HONORARY BANK TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMFORTS FUND.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 25 July 1918 [Issue No.109] p 1572

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... . Grant of belative Honorary Bank to the Commissionebs of the Australian Comforts Fund. HIS Excellency the ... the undermentioned Commissioners of the Australian Comforts Fund being granted relative honorary rani ... 570 words
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  3. AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE. GRANT OF RELATIVE HONORARY RANK TO ASSISTANT COMMISSIONERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMFORTS FUND.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 2 May 1918 [Issue No.64] p 915

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... of relative Honorary Rank to Assistant Commissioners of the Australian Comforts Fund. HIS Excellency ... holding the appointment of Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Comforts Fund. Dated 20th April, 1918 ... 100 words
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  3. Diary - Australian Comforts Fund, 1919
    [ Unpublished, Book : 1919 ]
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    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
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  4. [A.C.F. magazine] / Australian Comforts Fund Queensland Division
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