Category Archives: Communities

A full 25-year circle

by Sonia Muir, Orange  (now travelling the world) As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual Back in 1992 I was flicking through the employment section of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and saw a job for an ‘Assistant Coordinator’ for … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures – Pip Smith

Pip Smith, Amber Smith and Pip’s father Marto volunteering at the St Mary’s Athletics carnival. What gave you the motivation/inspiration to become involved in the community? When my children were tiny I felt overwhelmed with domesticity – life felt like … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures – Trudy Cooper

I share with you my story to encourage others to get involved in their community. Together we can do wonderful things to help, support and care for those around us. I believe the greatest blessing in life is to love … Continue reading

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Editorial: Celebrating 25 years

Audrey Hardman OAM, Mandurama I was delighted to be asked to write the editorial for this very special 25th anniversary issue of The Country Web. This issue celebrates 25 years of the Rural Women’s Network (RWN) and The Country Web, … Continue reading

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Life is a patchwork quilt

Mary Hollingworth, Glen Innes As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. What is your background? I grew up in a noisy Catholic family with a strict father. For as long as I can remember, I was responsible for something or … Continue reading

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My mother’s way

by Julie Knight, Kooma Aboriginal woman As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual For 30 years Aboriginal woman Julie Knight has built a strong rapport among non- Aboriginal and Aboriginal people through her volunteer work within Bourke and the surrounding … Continue reading

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Fire, hope and recovery

by Jill Goodman, Uarbry As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. We have lived on our farm near the village of Uarbry for nearly 44 years. My husband Graham grew up here and has worked on the family farm since … Continue reading

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Not just a farmer’s daughter

by Susie Cay, Corowa As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. What is your background? I was born the eldest of three girls, at the end of the second world war, to parents who had both served in the war. … Continue reading

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Little Wings

by Richelle Koller, CEO Little Wings As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual Little Wings is a not-for-profit organisation providing a free flight and ground transport service to seriously ill children and their families from the country who are needing … Continue reading

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The art of celebrating regional women

By Sarah McEwan, Sandigo As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. On Sunday 10 August 2010, my husband Vic and I closed the roller door of our Marrickville home for the very last time. We can still remember that feeling … Continue reading

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