One of the most remarkable messages in a bottle I’ve ever heard of comes from the archives of the The Warnambool Standard in March 1916. It opened a window for me into a particular element of women’s history I knew very little of before–particularly the history of women in the military.
It was written by Private R. Lock of the Australian military, who wrote in the message of a “girl” who had recently been discovered aboard his ship. She had been “masquerading” as a man in order to fight for her country.
Her reward? She was Continue reading