• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0527

Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS) Association of Queensland

(From 1981 – )
  • Occupation Ex-Armed services organisation


Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS) Association of Queensland was established in January 1981 with the aim of fostering and strengthening the ties between ex-members of the Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS). The Association keeps in contact with members in Queensland as well as those living interstate and overseas.

To help in disseminating information a quarterly newsletter is sent to members advising them of Association activities. These include monthly meetings, luncheons, coach tours and fellowships.

The Association has placed AWAS plaques at various places around the world including the War Museum, Gallipoli; Australia House, London; University of Queensland, St Lucia; and in the ANZAC Square Crypt, Currumbin War Memorial, RSL Currumbin.

The Association participates in ANZAC Day Parades as well as organising its own reunions (Gold Coast – 1982, 1984, 1991, 1997, and 2001; Cairns – 1986, 1991 and 1995; Toowoomba 1989 and Townsville 1993).

Published resources

Archival resources

  • Private Hands (These regards may not be readily available)
    • AWAS Association of Queensland
  • John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection
    • 3336 Australian Women's Army Service Association Queensland Inc. Records

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