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Re: "Food for Britain" 1947 Australia
« Reply #18 on: Monday 10 June 19 09:19 BST (UK) »
FOOD FOR BRITAIN programs organised through the Victoria League movement -perhaps as part of noble oblige aspect of Empire... now part of Commonwealth of Nations umbrella...

Victoria League Committees still exist apparently,   and were womens cttees - dating from 1901 ... wiki has an article...Victoria League mentioned in the citation for the OBE 1955 New Year Honours... see

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206447286 Age 21 August 1953 Committee sending food parcels to Britain since 1946

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/103933644 Western Herald 3 Dec 1954, CWA Annual meeting Bourke branch (as in far western NSW)  sent Food for Britain parcels ….

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/62533860  Townsville Daily 1 Jan 1955
New Years Honour List … Order of the British Empire OBE  Miss J… McL…, of Brisbane for work in the interest of Community Welfare through the Victoria League and the Food for Britain fund.  (I did not type up the full name of the lass being awarded the OBE in 1955, I have no knowledge of if she is no longer living.)


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Re: "Food for Britain" 1947 Australia
« Reply #19 on: Monday 10 June 19 11:43 BST (UK) »
   Thanks for all your thoughts. I think if I want to delve any further, it will have to be through sources in Australia. Archives? WW2 museums? Victoria League committees. I read the Trove articles, majm, the organization seems to have been widespread.
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Re: "Food for Britain" 1947 Australia
« Reply #20 on: Monday 10 June 19 12:17 BST (UK) »
I think it was started and based in London,  and extended through all the Empires's Dominions .... I dont see it as 'Australian' .... the Wiki article I read mentioned South Africa, Canada, New Zealand ..... and that it still functions today for example with youth accommodation in London,  .... The Secretariat of the Commonwealth of Nations is more than just the Commonwealth Games ....


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