TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY: GIRL GUIDE UNIFORMS
AboutGirl Guiding was established in 1909 as a peaceful, but fundamentally patriotic movement. Soon, it became a valuable feeder for the women’s military services, even MI5/MI6. At the same time, it developed its own methods for moulding young women into good citizens. This lecture will explore the relationship between Guides' and other female uniforms, and the impact of this remarkable movement on popular culture and war efforts in the 20th century. We will also review the unique Australian tradition of hand sewn Guide emblems.
Elizabeth Elwell-Cook is a costumier, historian, archaeologist and expert in Girl Guide uniforms, based at Charles Sturt University.
Michael Hoskins Centre The Armidale School
Brown Street, Armidale NSW 2350