Gladys Ardler recalls: "Women could work during the Second World War because there was plenty of work and that around. Everybody was working … my husband was in a good job. There was plenty of work around… There was no one on the dole… Everyone had plenty of money. People worked at the Mobil oil refinery at Botany. Men and women also worked at factories like Davis Gelatine the felt and textile industries, as well, and as cleaners and cooks at the Coast Hospital or as production line workers for Sweet Acres".