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Manuscript Name Papers of Lorna Ollif
Manuscript Number MSS 180
Last Updated April 2014
Extent 2 boxes, 4 folios
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Manuscripts, galley and page proofs of writings ("Women in khaki", "There must be a river", "Safari to the Centre", "Colonel Best and her soldiers"). Includes notes, correspondence, photographs and articles

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Box 1

Folder 1
Women in Khaki: the story of the Australian women’s army service, 1941-1947, published by Ex-AWAS Association of Australia, 1981 [390p.]

(Note: untied & mixed pages & hand written page numbers up to some extent; some chapters/pages are missing)

Contents:

Chapter 1: Australian women at war, pp.1-25
Chapter 2: The Australian women’s army service, pp.26-40
Chapter 3: The first officers of the Australian women’s army service, pp.40-81
Chapter 4: The earliest recruits of the AWAS, pp.81-91
Chapter 5: AWAS schools, training and postings, pp.92-108
Chapter 6: Recruiting, marches and later schools, pp. 109-129
Chapter 7: Units and there personnel, 12p.
Chapter 8 is missing (title given in the contents page is “More order from confusion”)
Chapter 9: Signals, searchlights, and anti-aircraft units, 17p.
Chapter 10:  The crucial year, 1942, 36p. (this chapter appears to be messed up & pages of the missing chapters could be in this)
Chapter 11: Four Australian battle stations, 32p.
Chapter 12: The peak year (1943), 22p.
Chapter 13: The end of the peak year, 29p.
Chapter 14: The long, long war (1944), 17p.
Chapter 15: Going overseas: New Guinea and Borneo, 5p.
Chapter 16: End of the war (1945), 59p. (this chapter appears to be messed up & pages of the missing chapters could be in this)
Chapter 17: Rehabilitation (1974) and the years beyond, 29p.

Folder 2

Miscellaneous notes, accounting and correspondence received/written by the author related to “Women in Khaki”
Corrections for “Women in Khaki”
“Khaki” a newsletter of the Australian Women’s Army Service Association (NSW), Vol.5(3), 1981
Various newspaper clippings

Folder 3
[Women in Khaki: the story of the Australian women’s army service, 1941-1947, 330p. Includes several bio data and notes

(Note: untied & mixed pages; title page and other preliminary pages are missing in this manuscript; handwritten altered chapter/page numbers and many other alterations and altered contents pages)

Contents:

Chapter 1: Australia and war, pp.1-7
Chapter 2: Women at war (1940), pp.8-28
Chapter 3: The Australian women’s army service, pp. 28-41
Chapter 4: The AWAS first officers, 5p.
Chapter 5: The pioneer officers, 23p.
Chapter 6: The earliest AWAS recruits, 7p. (chapter number has altered as chapter 4)
Chapter 7: AWAS schools, training and postings, 10p.
Chapter 8: Recruiting, marches, Americans and later schools, 8p.
Chapter 9: Units and their personnel, 7p.
Chapter 10: More order from confusion, 11p. (chapter number has altered as chapter 8)
Chapter 11: Signals, searchlights, anti-aircraft and other units, 15p.
Chapter 12: The crucial year, 1942, 13p.
Chapter 13: Operational battle stations and ambulances, 10p.
Chapter 14: Four Australian battle stations, 23p.
Chapter 15: The peal year (1943), 12p.
Chapter 16: -Further peak year units, 16p.
Chapter 17: The end of the peak year, 13p.
Chapter 18: More personalities, 30p. & 6p. (2 copies included from this chapter)
Chapter 19: Going overseas: New Guinea and Borneo, 20p. (chapter number has altered as chapter 20)
Chapter 21: end of the war (1945), 9p. (chapter number has altered as chapter 16)
Chapter 22: Demobilisation and victory march (1946), 12p.
Chapter 23: Other AMF, members and rehabilitation (1947), 49p.

Folder 4
Women in Khaki: the story of the Australian women’s army service, 1941-1947, published by Ex-AWAS Association of Australia, 1981, 409p.

Contents:

Chapter 1: Australian women at war, pp.1-26
Chapter 2: The Australia women’s army service, pp.27-41
Chapter 3: The first officers of the Australian women’s army service, pp.41-81
Chapter 4: The earliest recruits of the AWAS, pp.82-92
Chapter 5: AWAS schools, training and postings, pp.93-112
Chapter 6: Recruiting, marches and later schools, pp.113-133
Chapter 7: Units and their personnel, pp.134-155
Chapter 8: More order from confusion, pp.156-171
Chapter 9: Signals, searchlights, and anti-aircraft units, pp.172-188
Chapter 10: The crucial year, 1942, pp.189-222
Chapter 11: Four Australian battle stations, pp. 223-254
Chapter 12: The peak year (1943), pp. 255-294
Chapter 13: The end of the peak years, pp.294-298
Chapter 14: The long, long war (1944), pp.299-321
Chapter 15: Going overseas: New Guinea and Borneo, pp.321-346
Chapter 16: End of the war (1945), pp.347-375
Chapter 17: Rehabilitation (1947) and the years beyond, pp.376-403
Bibliography, appendixes/notes, index, pp. 404-409

Box 2

Folder 5
(Note: untied pages)
Women in Khaki – gallery proofs, 335p., 1981

Folder 6
(Note: a content page is included)
Women in Khaki – mounted photograph

Folder 7
(Note: photocopied manuscript and untied pages; includes some amendments)
There must be a river, 174p.

Contents:

Chapter 1: The beginning, 4p.
Chapter 2: The Hawkesbury and its islands, pp.6-14
Chapter 3: The earliest settlers, pp.15-33
Chapter 4: Roads, pp.34-40
Chapter 5: The railways, pp.40-45
Chapter 6: Other early settlers, pp.45-70
Chapter 7: Sanctuaries, parks and gardens, pp.70-80
Chapter 8: Churches, pp.80-93
Chapter 9: Schools and hospitals, pp.94-105
Chapter 10: The post office and business firms, pp.105-118
Chapter 11: Local government and police, pp.119-126
Chapter 12: The fire brigade, pp.127-130
Chapter 13: Newspapers, pp.132-135
Chapter 14: Celebrations, landmarks, clubs and organizations, pp.135-148
Chapter 15: Hornsby shire towns and villages, pp.148-168
Chapter 16: Their reputation went beyond, pp.169-174

Folder 8
(Note: untied pages and page numbers and not in order in chapter 10)

Safari to the centre: the record of a 23-day coach tour by service-women, 1982, [275p.]

Contents: 

Chapter 1: Thinking big, pp.1-14
Chapter 2: Australia’s famous dog, pp.14-31
Chapter 3: South Australia and Woomera, pp.31-53
Chapter 4: The “Lost coach”, pp.53-77
Chapter 5: Opals and us – underground, pp.77-94
Chapter 6: The colourful centre, pp.94-108
Chapter 7: Ayers rock and the Olgas, pp.108-143
Chapter 8: Art in the centre, pp.143-153
Chapter 9: The town that is Alice, pp.153-207
Chapter 10: No mercy in the centre, 45p. (pagination is not proper)
Chapter 11: Katherine – a town to remember, pp.280-303

Folder 9
(Note: untied pages and page numbers are marked only up to 239; there are 18 more pages without page numbers after the chapters)

Colonel Best and Her Soldiers: the story of the 33 years of the women’s Royal Australian Army corps, published by the Ollif Publishing Company, 1986, 257p.