Queensland Women's Fashion during WW2

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This board is to be a resource for examining women's fashion in Queensland, during the Second World War.

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Retro kitsch inspiration for Summer fashion. Young women enjoying a day at the beach at Southport, 1940 Vintage Bathing Suits, Vintage Swimsuits, Retro Swimwear, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Dresses, Vintage Mode, Vintage Girls, 1940s Fashion, Vintage Fashion

Young women enjoying a day at the beach at Southport, 1940

Photographer: Unidentified. Location: Southport, Queensland, Australia. Description: Two young women stand on the beach looking into the distance. One wears a bathing suit and holds a pair of sunglasses; the other wears a play suit and holds a conical bamboo hat. View this image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/117402 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland You are free to use…

Backyard Photography Magazine - Issue Two - Queensland Photography Issue Australia Photos, Brisbane Australia, Riverside City, Interracial Marriage, 40s Style, Postwar, She Is Fierce, Australian Fashion, Before Us

Backyard Photography Magazine - Issue Two - Queensland Photography Issue

Happy young brides on board a ship bound for their new homes in America, Brisbane, September 1945 Several thousand Australian brides left Brisbane and headed to the United States after the war. Most travelled by sea in groups and were unaccompanied by their husbands. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg: 43466

Could spell the return of the 'victory gardens' of World War I and II? - ABC News Dig For Victory, Women's Land Army, Victory Garden, Gardening Magazines, Plant Nursery, Second World, World War, Victorious, Queensland Australia

Digging for victory, 1941

Photographer: Unidentified. Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Description: Yvonne Lawson, Carol Loseby, Betty Wetkin and Ruth Collum, do their bit for the war effort. View this image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/202645 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland/ You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.

Scene of women sitting in a Brisbane air raid shelter during a test alarm during World War Two. (Description supplied with the photograph. Site History, Women In History, Wild Horses Running, Ww2 Women, Working Bee, Brisbane City, Australia Photos, Air Raid, The Old Days

Pictures of Australia from 1942

Scene of women sitting in a Brisbane air raid shelter during a test alarm during World War Two. (Description supplied with the photograph.)

A guide to hiring women in 1943 Job Advertisement, Harsh Words, Hr Management, Job Opening, Married Woman, Town Hall, Physiology, World War Two, Older Women

Women applicants waiting for medical tests at Town Hall, Brisbane, 1942. Waiting women have applied for work as tram conductors during World War II. Left to right: Mrs A. C. Cox, Miss R. Higgins, Mrs V. Mann, Mrs E. Holmes. (Description supplied with photograph).

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1930s-1940s Fashion

The most characteristic North American fashion trend from the 1930s to the end of World War II was attention at the shoulder, with butterf...

 Army Base Section No. Somerville House, Bataan Death March, 1940s Woman, War Medals, Army Base, Postwar, Prisoners Of War, 1940s Dresses, National Guard

Headquarters, U.S. Army  Base Section No. 3 - Brisbane - Somerville House

General McArthur's Bataan Operators, Somerville House

 Eric Linnen - one of the first Returnee soldiers from Hong Kong - with girls at Brett's Wharf, Brisbane at The end of The Second World War - 1945 British Hong Kong, 1940s Woman, Today In History, Postwar, Pearl Harbor, World War Two, Storyboard, Brisbane, Soldiers

Brisbane - Brett's Wharf - Returned Soldier WW2 - 1945

Sgt. Eric Linnen - one of the first Returnee soldiers from Hong Kong - with girls at Brett's Wharf, Brisbane at The end of The Second World War - 1945

"Digging for Victory", Australian women maintain a victory garden 1941 Dig For Victory, Victory Garden, Australia Photos, World War Two, Ww2, Pinup, Victorious, 1940s, Two By Two

How to contribute

Stories about Queensland through the collections of the John Oxley Library. Heritage groups and organisations are encouraged to share local stories about collections and programs celebrating the preservation of Queensland's memory.

Crowd greeting the Americans, Queen Street, Brisbane, 1941 My Ancestry, World War Two, Brisbane, Ww2, Crowd, Germany, Women's Fashion, Queen, American

Crowd greeting the Americans, Queen Street, Brisbane, 1941

Collecting donations, Battle Stations Week, Brisbane 1942 World War Two, Brisbane, Ww2, Two By Two, Battle, The Past, Germany, Australia, Women's Fashion

Collecting donations, Battle Stations Week, Brisbane 1942

 Australian Comfort Fund workers greeting soldiers from the H. Katoomba with bags of fruit. Many Men, World War Two, Soldiers, Wwii, Korea, Germany, Hero, Women's Fashion, Fruit

Women in the war | Queensland WWII Historic Places

The war of 1939-1945 assisted greatly with the plight of women and their fight for equality in society. With so many men away fulfilling wartime combatant roles, it was evident by 1941 that women needed to be employed in essential services, to free up the men for combatant roles with the military forces. Until this era, women were only available for nursing roles within the military, but between 1940 and 1945 the lives of many Australian women changed dramatically.

Women in the war Somerville House, Air Raid, Many Men, World War Two, Brisbane, Ww2, Drill, Two By Two, Germany

Women in the war | Queensland WWII Historic Places

The war of 1939-1945 assisted greatly with the plight of women and their fight for equality in society. With so many men away fulfilling wartime combatant roles, it was evident by 1941 that women needed to be employed in essential services, to free up the men for combatant roles with the military forces. Until this era, women were only available for nursing roles within the military, but between 1940 and 1945 the lives of many Australian women changed dramatically.

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