Land Army women on tractor and harvester

With so many men away at war, women were needed to keep farms running, and a volunteer Land Army was formed. Many of these Land Army women were from the cities, and had to learn to manage animals, operate machines and do hard physical labour.


Photographer unknown, c 1942


Accession number: H98.105/669


From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures collection. Gift of The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 1976.

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Roles for women in WWII