The SA Women’s Memorial Playing Fields Trust is a volunteer-run organisation dedicated educating the community about the Bangka Strait Massacre and to honour and remember the women who served and those who made the supreme sacrifice for our country from the Navy, Army and Air Force.
Returned & Services League (RSL) – South Australian Branch
The Returned & Services League (RSL) was formed to care for the health and well-being of the Service and Ex-Service community for life and commemorate the sacrifices of the past.
Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war.
Women’s Royal Australian Navy Service
The Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) was a non-combat branch of the Royal Australian Navy that, liike many of its sister services created during the Second World War, alleviated manpower shortages resulting from men being assigned to combat roles.
Australian Army Nursing Services
Established in July of 1902, the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) was a reserve, staffed by volunteer civilian nurses who would be available for duty during times of national emergency.
Women’s Australian Auxiliary Air Force
The Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) was the first and largest of the World War II Australian Women’s Services and was formed in 1941 after considerable lobbying by women keen to serve and the Chief of Air Staff who wanted to release male personnel serving in Australia for service overseas.
Office for Recreation and Sport
The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is the South Australia’s lead government agency for sport, recreation and racing.
Getting South Australians moving and enjoying the benefits of physical activity is a key focus of the agency. Adapting to and embracing an ever-changing social landscape has become an increasingly important part of finding ways to incorporate movement, play or performance in the everyday lives of children, youth and adults.
This objective is supported by the development of policy, programs and resources; the provision of funding, recreation and sport planning; infrastructure development, elite sport pathways and programs, and the promotion of physical activity.
SACA (South Australia Cricket Association)
Two organisations that have been instrumental in assisting the Trust to manage and develop the playing fields.
May Mills OBE (1890-1984)
May Mills was a member of the S.A. Women’s Amateur Sports Council and served as President for seven years. She also served as President of the Australian Women’s Cricket Council and the S.A. Women’s Cricket Association. May helped to finance the Memorial Playing Fields.
Interested in becoming a member of the SA Women’s Memorial Playing Fields Trust?We would love your support. To become a member contact the President, Helen Fischer, on 0413 348 445 or [email protected]
Phone: President, Helen Fischer
0413 348 445
Email: [email protected]
Visit the memorial at South Australian Women’s Memorial Playing Fields, Corner Shepherds Hill & Ayliffes Roads, St Marys SA 5042
Postal address: PO Box 143 MSC,
Torrens Park, SA, 5062