Nurses and their patients
Nurse and patients in the New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Wisques, France.

Some women worked as nurses during the First World War. They were brave and worked long hours close to the fighting. The nurses did not have many things to help them do their work.
Here are some of the other important jobs that women did at home to help.

Women packing parcels for soldiers

Pack parcels to send to soldiers.

Women packing parcels for New Zealand prisoners of war.

Women assembling mortar shells

Make trench mortar shells.

Women assembling parts for trench mortar shells, Swan Electric Co Ltd, Dixon Street, Wellington.

Women working at an airbase

Work at airbases.

Woman driving a tractor alongside an Avro Anson training plane, during World War Two.



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