Jacqueline Dinan at State Library of NSW

  • State Library of NSW Macquarie St Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia

The start of World War 2 changed women’s lives and their place in Australian society forever. Thousands of women ventured where few had gone before – into the services and workplaces previously considered the sole preserve of men.

Serving their country as nurses, farmhands, munitions workers or members of the defence forces, these fascinating stories expose their struggle with gender stereotypes, the difficult release of social liberties and the dawning of new opportunities for all Australian women.

Between the Dances reveals poignant and personal conversations, photographs and letters from over 300 remarkable women and is a testament to real life during World War 2.

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