Invitation to Charlotte Warburton, to attend the 28th Māori 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'.
Arm band worn by Charlotte Warburton as a member of the Women's War Service Auxilary in World War Two. Charlotte Warburton (1883-1961) was chairwoman of the WWSA in Palmerston North (1940-1946) and was very actively involved in the war effort. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
Arm band worn by Charlotte Warburton as a member of the EPS, in World War Two. Charlotte Warburton (1883-1961) was very actively involved in the war effort in Palmerston North. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
Dated 11/7/1941. Letter to the Editor from W. B. Tennant answering criticism of him doing nothing further about the E.P.S. (Emergency Precautions Scheme) since the recent elections.
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'.
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Memo regarding the establishment of training groups, uniforms, badges and insignia, etc. in respect of the Women’s War Service Auxiliary, dated 31 October 1941.
Arrangement made with the Church of England [Military] Affairs Committee in respect of the voluntary work performed
by women in the Church Army huts in the various military camps. Dated 2 March 1942.
Memorandum from the National Service Department outlining the functions of women’s volunteer wartime organisations
Outlines the functions of the Order of St. John, New Zealand Red Cross Society and the Women’s War
Service Auxiliary in relation to women’s war time activities. Dated 10 July 1942.