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What did Australian women do before World War 2?

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2006-06-11 11:43:36
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Australian Women before World War 2 were mainly housewives. They cared for their children, cooked, and did most of the housework. If they were wealthy enough to hire a servant they were given more leisure time. In World war 2 some women became Nurses, helping the fighting men when wounded.

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