Sisters Of War polo

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Use a tape measure to measure yourself, holding the tape securely around the key points. We recommend you take these measurements whilst wearing minimal clothing.
CHEST - Measure over the fullest area of your chest & straight around your back.
WAIST - Measure between the bottom of your ribs and the top of your hip bones.

SIZE XS S M L XL XXL
Chest 89-94 95-98 99-104 105-109 110-115 116-121
Waist 69-74 75-80 81-86 87-91 92-97 98-103
SIZE 3XL 4XL 5XL 6XL 7XL 8XL
Chest 122-128 129-136 137-145 146-154 155-162 163-170
Waist 104-109 110-114 115-119 120-127 128-135 136-142
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This design respectfully commemorating of Australian and New Zealand nurses and their contribution and courage in conflicts and peacekeeping operations from the Boer War to the present.

25 April is the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates everyone who contributed, served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
On this important day, millions of people honour the heroes and remember together.

Legacy Australia

By purchasing this shirt, you are helping us make regular donations towards our charity of choice: Legacy Australia. More info →

comfortable fabric

The sweat-wicking, lightweight AirCool fabric's active breathability keeps the wearer cool & dry and offers UPF30+ sun protection.

true to size

Australian standard unisex style with timeless profile and modern generous fit that both men and women love!


About the design

Our Sisters of War polo pays tribute to all of the nurses who served at war. The shirt is predominately made up of shades of grey - which represents the original grey zephyr colour of the Australian Military nurse uniform. The red scarlet neckline represents the shoulder cape which was often fastened across the nurses neck.

The front of the polo sees a focus on a contemplative nurse wearing the traditional uniform of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps, including the veil. In the background, nurses and Australian soldiers can be seen conversing and talking in a field. Further into the distance, a silhouette of the soldiers going to war can be seen.

HISTORY

Wartime Nurses

Well over 2,000 women served as nurses with the Australian Army Nursing Service during WW1, with many travelling overseas to help the offshore troops.

Despite facing challenges such as disease, poor facilities, and a lack of staff with a large number of wounded, Australian nurses were hardworking and resilient. 

On the back of the polo, a nurse is seen kneeling over a wounded soldier, helping him. Another nurse stands in the distance looking out to the soldiers at war in the distance. Above her, are birds taking flight; representing freedom. Higher in the centre of the polo, there’s a large red poppy, a symbol for remembrance. The text, “Sisters of War” is written across the stem of the poppy, with “the unsung heroes” written just below this.

The Flanders poppy has long been a part of Remembrance Day and is also being used as part of Anzac Day observances. The Red Poppy was the first to flower in the battlefields of France and Belgium in WW1. Soldiers folklore believe that the bright red poppy came from their comrades blood in the ground. The Red Poppy on the front as well as on the right shoulder of the polo commemorate this.

The sleeve has a faint outline of the soldiers going to war, alongside the red cross.



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