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Old 24-02-21, 13:00
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Low prices by todays standards but still expensive in the 1940s when compared to the average wage.
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Default Aust Weekly Wages in the 1940s

To put those costs in perspective, an Australian male 's average weekly wage in 1940 was about 4 pounds 16 shillings, with a skilled tradesman earning slightly more - a little over 5 pounds per week.

Female wages were much less, with an average of about 2 pounds 16 shillings per week.

Both are relevant when considering the cost of military equipment, as many, many women were employed in all facets of munitions manufacture during the war.

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