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'Join the Women's Land Service' poster

'Join the Women's Land Service' poster

This small 'posterette' encouraged young women (from 17 years of age) to join the Women's Land Service (WLS). The woman is wearing a standrd issue working hat, shirt and overalls, and happily drives a tractor while waving her hand in the victory sign. This poster was displayed in 225 railway stations throughtout New Zealand.The WLS was the largest of the women's war services, with 2,711 'land girls' placed on farms. Hundreds of women also served unofficially on family land.From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.

 
28th Maori Battalion Ball invitation

28th Maori Battalion Ball invitation

Invitation to Charlotte Warburton, to attend the 28th Maori Battalion Ball held at the Showgrounds, Palmerston North, 29 April 1940. Charlotte Warburton (1883-1961) was chairwoman of the Women's War Service Auxiliary in Palmerston North and was very actively involved in the war effort. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.

 
Womens War Service Auxiliary Memo

Womens War Service Auxiliary Memo

The Women's War Service Auxiliary was an organisation set up during World War Two to co-ordinate women's organisations, to assist in New Zealand's National War Effort and to promote war work for women. This memo details brief information on the Auxiliary, including the Palmerston North branch, as of 1940, and encourages women and girls to register and be ready to help the country. Dated Monday 9 December 1940.

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December 9, 1940
Place
Palmerston North
 
Commemoration of the Battle of Britain invitation

Commemoration of the Battle of Britain invitation

Invitation from the Royal New Zealand Air Force to Charlotte Warburton, to participate in the Battle of Britain commemoration ceremony and service, 21 September 1958, in Palmerston North. Charlotte Warburton (1883-1961) was chairwoman of the Women's War Service Auxiliary in Palmerston North and was very actively involved in the war effort. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.

 
New Zealand Military Forces correspondence

New Zealand Military Forces correspondence

Letter from Major, 2 i/c 2nd Field Regiment, New Zealand Army, to Charlotte Warburton, chairwoman of the Women's War Service Auxiliary, inviting her and other officers of the Auxiliary, to a Regimental Dance at the Coconut Grove in Palmerston North.  

 
Craven School hat badge

Craven School hat badge

The blue intertwined letters, 'C S', on a red background, were worn in the middle of the hat band on the uniform straw boater. Red and blue were the school colours. The badge belonged to Mrs Maud Dalgety (nee Warburton) who attended Craven School c 1903-1912. Craven School was a private school for girls in Palmerston North from 1892-1929. From the archive of the 'Warburton Family'.

 
Archive Finding Aid: C. E. Warburton Papers

Archive Finding Aid: C. E. Warburton Papers

This archive is held in the Ian Matheson City Archives in Palmerston North. To view items or ask questions, please contact heritage@pncc.govt.nz. For a complete listing of processed archives held by the Ian Matheson City Archives, please search the databases available at http://archives.palmerstonnorth.com/

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