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Women’s Land Service poster

Women’s Land Service poster

The Women’s Land Service, which was called the Women’s Land Army until 1942, was a government initiative to bolster the rural workforce in the war years. This poster from about 1942 was part of the campaign to encourage young women from cities and towns to enlist.

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Reference: Eph-C-WOMEN-1942-01

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How to cite this page:

Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Controlling the war economy, 1939–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008