History of children's services : mothers must work to win! Photos and leaflets from the Brunswick Children's Centre, 1943

(1992) History of children's services : mothers must work to win! Photos and leaflets from the Brunswick Children's Centre, 1943. Crow Collection Association.

Abstract

During the Second World War the Federal Government subsidised some child care centres and also some courses for child care workers. The funding was through the Department of Labour and National Service. The main aim of the Government was to provide facilities so that mothers could be employed to help war production. Here is a collection of documents about the first such centre to be established in Australia. The centre was in Brunswick where there were large rope, textile and clothing factories where women were the main part of the work-force. The Federal government withdrew its funding after the war and it was not until 1972 that child care was federally subsidised.

Additional Information

Published by the Crow Collection Association as part of the 1992 Living Library Project on the History of Children's Services.

Item type Other
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/16152
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Current > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Keywords children's services, 1940's, wartime, child care in wartime, Second World War, child care centres, Department of Labour and National Service, war production, Brunswick, Brunswick Children's Centre, Australian women at war, Mollie Bayne, nurseries, kindergartens, 1944, Victoria University of Technology, working mothers, "A Living Library Project", Living Libraries Project, booklet 6, CROW-BOX14-17-11-DOC7
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