Wollongong Heritage and Stories

Category tag: 1916, keiraville, world war one, children, knitting, school, wollongong city library local studies

the keiraville knitters

Even schoolgirls got in on the cause to support troops overseas, during World War One. These Keiraville Public School girls are seen here knitting with their teacher.  

This was a popular activity during the war, and was documented across the nation, and Wollongong was no different. It is most likely they are creating socks, mittens and other items to be sent to soldiers at the frontline.

Knitting would have been taught to girls at school as an essential skill along with sewing.

Held in the collections of Wollongong City Library - Local Studies

Wollongong City Library Local Studies

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