Miss Coll is shown knitting socks direct from the fleece of a sheep, for the Australian Comforts Fund.

They prepared food parcels, knitted socks and balaclavas, wrote letters to the men overseas and supported each other when sons, husbands or brothers appeared on the casualty lists. The nurses, some born in the Territory, others who enlisted from their jobs at Canberra hospitals, served in all theatres of war from Gallipoli to Egypt, from France to India and England to Salonika.