The Friends of ANZAC Cottage invite you to their Open Day at ANZAC Cottage on Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. They have been investigating the intriguingly named Ugly Men's Voluntary Workers Association, a group not chosen for their lack of beauty.
These volunteers were highly active during and after World War I, helping those who had been impacted by the war and talks at 1:45pm and 2:45pm will reveal what thay have found out to date.
A small cottage in South Fremantle was built by the Ugly Men's Association in 1918 for Ruby Luff and her children. Ruby had been widowed when her husband, 1865A Private John Stannan Luff, was killed during the Battle of Messines Ridge on June 7, 1917. She lived in this house until her own death in 1968.
The Ugly Men's Voluntary Workers Association also ran provably the precursor to today's 'OpShops' with the distribution of second hand clothing during World War 1.(6)
Visitors are welcome to come and view the Cottage and hear some of the fascinating history of this heritage-listed building. More information can be obtained about ANZAC Cottage, by emailing email@example.com, calling Anne on 0411 44 55 82, or checking out their new website. Regular updates are to be found on their Facebook page, and while you are at it, take a peek here.