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ANZAC Centenary: Women drivers and the war

Some women took to the wheel during the First World War but not to the same extent as in the Second World War. Driving was seen as a common pursuit, similar to being seen in a bar. The RAC’s WA Motorist challenged such mores, encouraging women to drive, even citing the “party of ladies, 11 in two cars, who had recently set out … on a tour of 800km, including a visit to (Cape) Leeuwin.” Boans Emporium was more subtly seditious, advertising Ladies Motoring
Coats for 10/6 and the book, Upkeep, A Simple Treatise Of Motor Cars, for 1/6. 

By |October 26th, 2014|Community|0 Comments

ANZAC Centenary: ANZAC Albany pit-stop

With a large number of people expected in Albany for the Anzac Albany commemorations from 30 October, 2014, RAC members heading to the Great Southern region during this time are reminded to be patient on the road.

By |October 25th, 2014|Community|0 Comments

ANZAC Centenary: A centenary to remember

The First World War changed Australia forever and significantly shaped the future of Western Australia, writes Victoria Laurie.

By |October 24th, 2014|Community|0 Comments