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I received a phone call today in response to my advertisement in the ex-WRANS Association of NSW newsletter. The ex-WRANS served in the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service and were initially inducted as telegraphists, learning morse code in order to communicate with navy ships during WWII. Jean Nysen (McKenzie), the 87th woman inducted into WRANS, has agreed to be interviewed. From a navy family, Ms. Nysen’s father was aboard HMAS Australia when the Royal Australian Navy fleet first arrived in 1913. Her brother was a survivor of the HMAS Canberra. The interview is scheduled for April.

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