Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Olive King



https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C114047?fbclid=IwAR0uSjQxfSXbfAjLM6N9h_jnTOxCoxrFroDpdsnI9w_WqIs1LeKEkgRm5sE

  This link above is to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, they have a fantastic book shop too by the way.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Kelso_King

I read Olive King’s biography many years ago, it was a fantastic read and shows the bravery of women during war. WW 1 was a major game changer for women, in the past army wives followed their husbands in to the war,  but doing domestic chores such as laundry and feeding the men. 

They would see horrific things; but along came the modern warfare of the First World War and everything changed. I highly recommend reading any books on the First World War, biographies and first person experiences. 

https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/king-sir-george-eccles-kelso-6957 This is Olive King's father.

Australia is still a relatively young nation by comparison to other nations, however we sure have produces some very interesting and brave  individuals. 


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