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09-April-2015
09-April-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A tree commemorates the formation of the Australian Womens` Army Service.

The formation of the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) was authorised by the government on 13 August 1941 to "release men from certain military duties for employment in fighting units." The AWAS was the only non-medical women's service to send personnel overseas during the war; in 1944 and 1945 AWAS served in both Dutch and Australian New Guinea.

Location

Address:Elizabeth Street, Hyde Park, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.875443
Long: 151.210267
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
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th November, 1962
Front Inscription

              THIS TREE
WAS PLANTED AND DEDICATED
   TO MARK THE FORMATION OF

THE AUSTRALIAN WOMENS` ARMY SERVICE
AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES
           NOVEMBER 1941.

      25th NOVEMBER, 1962.

Source: NRWM, MA
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