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Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) Association of Queensland (1981 - )

From
Janurary 1981
Occupations
Ex-Armed services organisation

Summary

Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) Association of Queensland was established in January 1981 with the aim of fostering and strengthening the ties between ex-members of the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS). The Association keeps in contact with members in Queensland as well as those living interstate and overseas.

To help in disseminating information a quarterly newsletter is sent to members advising them of Association activities. These include monthly meetings, luncheons, coach tours and fellowships.

The Association has placed AWAS plaques at various places around the world including the War Museum, Gallipoli; Australia House, London; University of Queensland, St Lucia; and in the ANZAC Square Crypt, Currumbin War Memorial, RSL Currumbin.

The Association participates in ANZAC Day Parades as well as organising its own reunions (Gold Coast – 1982, 1984, 1991, 1997, and 2001; Cairns – 1986, 1991 and 1995; Toowoomba 1989 and Townsville 1993).

Sources used to compile this entry: Information supplied by Mrs Margo Fielding, President AWAS Assn Qld.

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Archival resources

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • Papers of Australian Women's Army Service Association (Queensland ) Inc, 1981 - June 2003, 3336, Box No. 4121-4122; Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) Association of Queensland (1981 - ); John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project)

  • AWAS Association of Queensland; Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) Association of Queensland (1981 - ); Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details

Anne Heywood

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