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19-March-2017
19-March-2017

Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole

A fruit tree was planted to commemorate the local woman who enlisted in the Australian Womens Land Army during World War Two.

The Australian Women's Land Army (AWLA) was an organisation created in World War Two in Australia to combat rising labour shortages in the farming sector. The AWLA organised female workers to be employed by farmers to replace male workers who had joined the armed forces.

Location

Address:Strathalbyn Road & Walker Street, ANZAC Memorial Gardens, Macclesfield, 5153
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.167591
Long: 138.832331
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque:
This Fruit Tree
Was Planted As A Living Reminder
Of The Local Girls Who Enlisted In The 
Australian Womens Land Army (AWLA)
During World War 2

'On The Farms And In The Dairies,
On The Outback Station Runs,
Those Girls With Grit Are Needed,
Just As Much As Men With Guns.`

Source: MA
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