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Western Australia - Glossary Term

Virgilian (1930s - 1950s)


Virgilian was a term used in Western Australia from the 1930s to the 1950s to describe some volunteer groups in Western Australia. Virgilia had a regular section in the Western Mail newspaper. It seems that local groups became inspired to engage in community service through the articles published in Virgilia's section. Reporting on the activities of various branches of Virgilians was a regular feature of the section.

Related Organisations


Book Sections

  • Murphy, Ffion, 'Western Mail', in Gregory, Jenny and Jan Gothard [editors] (eds), Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, University of Western Australia Press, Crawley, W.A., 2009, pp. 923-924. Details


Online Resources

Prepared by: Debra Rosser