Category Archives: Families

Rad Growers – Erin O’Callaghan

By Joel Orchard, Future Feeders As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Erin O’Callaghan runs a small (approx 50 acres) scale farming business at Bungowannah 20 km from Albury in Southern NSW.  It includes a 1 acre market garden, … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures Q&A: Kerrie Gray

By Kerrie Gray, Alstonville NSW. Could you introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background? Hello, I’m Kerrie Gray. I live in Alstonville in the Northern Rivers of NSW. I spent my childhood in the Queanbeyan/Canberra area and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Culture

By Bushra Aman, Orange NSW As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual What is your background? My name is Bushra Aman and I am originally from Pakistan. I have been living in Australia for 13 years now. Currently, I … Continue reading

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The burden of drought amazingly discovers my real purpose in life

By Karen Weller, Winton What devastation we have experienced statewide in this current drought! It is hard to comprehend how widespread this drought has been to primary producers last year and now this year. It is tiring us out physically … Continue reading

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The corner store gallery – a dream realised

  By Madeline Young-Holborow, Orange As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual The Corner Store Gallery is very much a family run business. My parents, sister and husband are a major part of my operations here at the gallery … Continue reading

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A secure future for farming

Lisa McFadyen, Condobolin As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Growing up in rural NSW, Lisa McFadyen is passionate about agriculture and rural communities. A qualified Agronomist and Property Valuer; she lives with her husband and their two young … Continue reading

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Rural Resilience Program

By James Cleaver, Dubbo As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual The year is 1984 and my mother meets a young rugby player at Country Week at TG Millner Oval. By 1986 she’s left the unit in Paddington, got … Continue reading

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Our Family Farm – Adapting – Thriving – Growing

By Julie Andreazza, Willbriggie, NSW Farmer of the Year 2018 As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Three weeks after losing my father to a sudden and fatal heart attack, I found myself in the ED at Griffith Base … Continue reading

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The power of one voice to change many

By Alicia Smith and SafeWork NSW As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Farming accounts for one in every five deaths in Australian workplaces, yet the industry makes up just 2.6 percent of Australia’s workforce. In 10 years there … Continue reading

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How my life experience turned into a profession

By Lee Blume, Bucket List Coach, Orange As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual “Do It now because sometimes ‘Later’ becomes ‘Never’ I hear, ‘this is the last boarding call for flight Sydney to Ulaanbaatar Mongolia’. Wow! At 49 I … Continue reading

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