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Scrapbook of Marjorie McDonald, 1943-1949 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1114234
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
McDonald, Marjorie, 1911-2001
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1943-1949 
4 cm. 
Summary

The scrapbook contains newspaper cuttings from Marjorie McDonald's career for the period 1943-1949. The articles cover political comment, war rationing, food shortages, women's issues both during and after the war, the WAAAF, fashion and social articles. There is a collection of photographs. Includes a certificate stating that Lt. Cmdr. I. H. McDonald of HMAS Napier participated in the initial entry of units of the US and British Pacific Fleets into Tokyo Bay leading to the surrender of the Japanese Navy on 30 August 1945.

Biography/History

Marjorie McDonald, nee Goodisson, was an Australian accredited female war correspondent. After graduating from Melbourne University, Marjorie worked as a journalist for Radio Australia, The Sun, and other newspapers. She wrote from Berlin, Malaya, and London, where she continued to work for The Star (London) after WWII. Her final assignments were in Papua New Guinea and Bougainville. She was married for a short time to WWII Commander Ian McDonald. She was a human rights activist, and campaigned against young women being sent to Pentridge Prison.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 9566

Subjects McDonald, Marjorie, 1911-2001.  |  Rationing -- Great Britain.  |  Women in war -- Australia.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Food supply -- Australia.  |  Women journalists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  War correspondents -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Rationing -- Australia.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.  |  Women in war -- Great Britain.
Time Coverage 1943-1949 

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