11 June 2015

First Intake of Post Women, Wellington 1942

John sent me another one of his family photos dated 1942, the first intake to train ‘postwomen’ at the GPO in Wellington.
To make up for the male labour shortage during WW2 legislation was passed to allow women to be trained, for the first time, as ‘postwomen’.

post-office-women post-office-women-back
Apart from Joy Nelson we have no idea just which face belongs to which name:-
Joy Nelson - Whangarei - Front Row, 3rd in from right
M J Rolston - Levin
J E Oliver - Auckland
M K Green - Parangahau
B Sykes - Upper Hutt
H M Golley - Ormondville, Hawkes Bay
P W Seerup - Ohura
Evelyn McDonald - Te Puke
Helen McCaw - Waitahuna
Marcia Bacon - Wellington
P Barrow - Foxton
A Satherley - Seddon
D R Davies - Hastings
B Bird - Richmond
N Devoy - Thames
M Meehan - Ongarue
Betty Morrisey? – Greymouth
post-office-women-left post-office-women-right
If you are related to any of the women and would like a digital copy of the photo please contact me.
This is ALL we know about them, we have no other information sorry.
Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

Dawn Scotting

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