It was not until 1918 that sixteen men were appointed as Australia’s official war artists for the First World War. No women were chosen. Yet there was an Australian woman artist who lived in France for the whole war, and who since 1915 quietly documented the activities of the Étaples Army Base Camp. Her name was Iso Rae. Just before the war Ballarat born artist Hilda Rix Nicholas was part of the Artists' camp.
- https://www.awm.gov.au/wartime/8/articles/iso_rae.pdf, accessed 19 February 2015/