Miss Illawarra Quest 1942

 

IS your grandma or mother among these six 1942 beauties?

The Miss Illawarra Quest was held during the war years and received a record number of entries in 1942.

The winner of the quest, organised by the charity group, 10,000 Brigade, was decided by a popular vote. It cost a penny to vote, with proceeds donated to the Australian Comforts Fund, a charity that supplied men and women fighting in World War II with home comforts.

Different businesses and organisations, including Central Illawarra Council, banks, and mining unions, nominated young women to represent them in the widely popular quest.

Pictured here are six of the eight finalists in 1942. The ultimate winners of the quest were Kath Phil (£50), Miss Neville (£10) and Violet Sharpe (£5).

Can you tell us what suburb or town these beauties called home, or any other background information?

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  1. Reblogged this on The Bulli & Clifton Times and commented:

    IS your grandma or mother among six 1942 beauties featured in our latest Looking Back story? Click or tap into the story for pictures of Kath Philpott, Violet Sharpe, Lillian Curry, Ruby Buist, Margaret Guinery and Ruth White. The Miss Illawarra Quest was held during the war years. The winner of the quest was decided by a popular vote. It cost a penny to vote, with proceeds donated to the Australian Comforts Fund, a charity that supplied men and women fighting in World War II with home comforts.

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