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The Prime Minister’s Wife – A WWII Austerity Trooper

Elsie Curtin fulfilled her important role as the wife of Australia’s war time Prime Minister, John Curtin, as a stay-at-home wife providing support behind the scenes such with John’s electoral work.  She was also very interested n politics herself,  and participate in the local Labor Women’s Organisation.   As the prime minister’s wife she was also expected to undertake various public duties such as launching ships,  giving the occasional press  and entertaining at the lodge.  In this article in the Australian Women’s Weekly from September 1942 she gives a brief insight into how the Curtins try to live a more austere lifestyle for the war effort, and gives some hints for other housewives.

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About thewartimewoman

I love history, fashion, art and design, especially of the 1930s to the 1960s. I am also a mother, wife, interior decorator & a treasure hunter who wishes she could drive a 1933 Delage. I studied Architecture at Melbourne university, briefly, and completed a Diploma of Art in Interior Design at the Melbourne College of Decoration in 1991. I have worked on an off as a decorator ever since, in between stints as a florist, balloon artist, having my five children and helping my husband in his law firm. in my spare time I love researching history, blogging and gardening.

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