Friday, 17 July 2015

Employers Do Their Part

The 100 year old Courier indicates that patriotism was rife in Ballarat in July 1915.  There has been a flurry of letters to the Editor concerning men working as drapers, why were they not serving? The unfortunate men have replied strongly, as having wives and children to support, and married men not having been called in any case. Remember you can use Trove to browse the Ballarat Courier and the Ballarat Star in the Great War years.

Meanwhile we noticed this article - employers promising men joining up that their positions would be held for them.  We decided to include it in this week's blog, because it provides an interesting list of Ballarat employers - names well known to us in the Australiana Room.

From the Ballarat Courier, Wednesday July 14, 1915

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