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Poster - Women of Queensland!: Send a man today to fight for you

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 1 Victoria Parade Wangaratta Victoria

Description
Depicts a woman with arms raised, her clothing torn and right breast exposed. Two children lie dead on the round at her feet, while the town behind her burns.
Size
48.6 x 71.8 cm
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Object Registration
396
Keywords
poster, ww1, women of queensland
Historical information
An excellent example of Australian First World War recruiting posters aimed at women, rather than potential soldiers. The poster suggests that in helping defeat Germany, women were really defending themselves.
When Made
c1914-1918
Made By
Watkins, John Samuel (Maker)
Significance
During the First World War, governments needed to convince their citizens to contribute to the war effort. In the absence of radio and film, the poster was the most effective method of mass communication
Inscriptions & Markings
Full poster text: 'Women of Queensland! Remember how women and children of France and Belgium were treated. Do you realise that your treatment would be worse? Send a man today to fight for you'
Last updated
6 Mar 2020 at 4:44PM