Category Archives: Families

Careers in primary industries

By Sophia Hoffenberg, Orange As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. In early 2017, Catherine Keniry relocated her family of six from Sydney to Orange to escape the rat race and provide her children with a country childhood. As a … 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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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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Leading women in agriculture: people, place, purpose

Kate Lorimer-Ward, Deputy Director General DPI Agriculture, Orange As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Tell me about your childhood, family, home and work? I was born on a property at Nymagee called ‘Trugannini’, to Bruce and Patty Lorimer. I … Continue reading

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