Category Archives: Communities

Bourke recognises aboriginal woman Julie Knight as a hidden treasure

In 2017 Aboriginal woman Julie Knight was inducted onto the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, joining a growing list of inspirational rural and regional women who generously volunteer their time towards helping others in their community. Julie was born in Cunnamulla … Continue reading

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Women in the community – Wirrinya recognises their Hidden Treasure.

In 2017 Nadine Mattiske was inducted into the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for her community service to the Wirrinya community. Nadine is an unsung hero of the tiny community of Wirrinya, although she’s quick to point out that she’s a member … Continue reading

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Women who make our communities a better place to live.

There are countless  women who dedicate their time to crucial community groups and charities such as emergency services, the arts, environment, social justice, education sport organisations,and so many others within rural and regional communities. The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll was … Continue reading

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Women in Rice Network

By Christine Williams, AgriFutures Australia. As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual Connecting and empowering rural women to take an active role in rice farming businesses is the driving force behind a new Women in Rice network, established by the AgriFutures … Continue reading

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Secure your farm’s financial future for today and generations to come

by Jeff Caldbeck, Dubbo As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) provides free and confidential financial counselling to a range of clients who are suffering, or at imminent risk of suffering, financial hardship. … Continue reading

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Connecting through Pizza

by Sophie Hansen, Lidster As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. There’s a wood-fired oven at our local community hall. Most of the year it sits quiet and cold but every now and then we get together to hold … Continue reading

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Ionian Club provides friendship for women on the move

by Chris Hindmarsh, Ionian Club Orange President. As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. The Ionian Club is a network of clubs for women who are, or have been, newly arrived in an area and appreciate the friendship and … Continue reading

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Our journey continues…..

by Liane Corocher, Monkerai. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Living the life of a farmer certainly has its highs and lows. I have always thought this was the case through my career within the agricultural sector, but it … Continue reading

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It’s not McLeod’s daughters: Support for young women working in the bush

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. About 90 families living across Far Western NSW access education for their primary school aged children through Broken Hill School of the Air. Approximately half of them employ an educator/governess. The role of … Continue reading

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A monument to Cathcart’s community spirit

by Ted O’Kane, Goulburn As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. If it were not for its eye catching lolly pink exterior and matching burgundy roof, the Cathcart War Memorial Hall might go unnoticed by travellers to the historic grazing … Continue reading

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