Many women lives changed in many ways during World War II. Men went to war and went to work in factories in other parts of the country. With fewer men in the workforce, women had to fill more traditionally male jobs and had to pick up their husband’s responsibilities.
A group of females determined to do more for the war effort, formed the Australian Women’s Service Corp (AWSC) in 1916. The aim of this organisation was to prepare women to use up roles they had actually never considered prior to and allow able-bodied males to enter the military service.