Category Archives: Families

Editorial: Turning passion into profession

By Ellen Downes, Canowindra As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual My life is a juggle of some paid work (medicine) and unpaid work, including my role on the farm, as a mother, within the not-for-profit group AgEDGE, and the … Continue reading

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Writing my life

by Kath Henry, Gloucester/Sydney As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. I have heard people say; ‘If someone told me a number years ago that I would … (fill in the blank with your own unexpected life experience) … I … Continue reading

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Daring to Dream: Fashion to farmer, ex-model finds niche in baby market

Vanessa Bell As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Australian Merino wool has a new advocate—ex-model and media professional Vanessa Bell has launched a new brand ‘Sarah Jane Bond’ targeting the baby segment (newborns to five years), a market in … 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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Sober in the Country: the conversation we need to have

by Shanna Whan, Founder of Sober in the Country As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. If you haven’t yet heard of Sober in the Country (#SITC), it’s a rural conversation, and indeed a movement, that’s happening right now and … Continue reading

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Just Been Laid

Interview with Sarah Sivyer, Just Been Laid As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual We interview Just Been Laid Founder, Sarah Sivyer who wanted to start something that would be complimentary to her family’s existing beef business and really appeal … 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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