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Title: National service onion planting in Spearwood, 1942
Imprint: Perth : Western Mail, 1942
Notes: Published in The Western Mail, 3 December 1942, page 17. Sourced from the collections of the State Library of Western Australia and reproduced with the permission of the Library Board of Western Australia. Image number 226553PD
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Summary: In November 1942, sixteen women employed by dress shop John Lawley's were sent to plant onions for a Spearwood market gardener as part of wartime national service. The women were signed up to do weekend work as required on farms and gardens, and between them they got 50,000 onions planted by the end of the weekend.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Cockburn region (W.A.)
Market gardens -- Cockburn region (W.A.)
Cockburn Region (W.A.) -- Spearwood
National service onion planting in Spearwood, 1942

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