TLF ID R3180
This is a posed black-and-white photograph, measuring 24.7 cm x 19 cm and taken around 1944 in Drouin, Victoria by Jim Fitzpatrick. It shows a formally dressed young woman seated in front of a desk labelled 'War Agricultural Committee'. A man, seated behind the desk, is handing her a book entitled 'Food front'. The furniture is basic, and in the background are a hand basin and a stove heater. Posters are attached to the wall. The photograph is labelled on the reverse: 'U429/104. War Agricultural Committee for Central Gippsland (7,000 sq. miles of rich dairying country) is headquartered at Drouin. Arthur Holmes, chairman, enrols a Drouin girl in the Women's Land Army, a wartime organisation formed to counter manpower deficiencies. Holmes is an agricultural expert employed by the Commonwealth Government'.