Category Archives: NSW Rural Women’s Network

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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Handing over the reins

  After 25 years working for DPI and the Rural Women’s Network, the time came for Sonia (and her hubby Gordon) to spread their wings and start a new adventure traveling throughout South East Asia volunteering their time and skills … Continue reading

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Nominate your Hidden Treasures for the 2018 Honour Roll

  Do you know a rural woman who makes your community a better place to live? Nominations are now open for the 2018 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll which recognises the outstanding efforts of women volunteers. Rural Women’s Network Project … Continue reading

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Women leaders: Kristal Kinsela

As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual.  In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we share multiple award winner Kristal Kinsela’s story.  Kristal is a proud Aboriginal woman, descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations. She has more … 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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Daring to dream: Maddie Cook

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Maddie Cook grew up on a farm in central west NSW. After finishing school she moved to Canberra and completed a double degree in Graphic Design and Advertising & Marketing Communication at Canberra … Continue reading

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In small places, close to home

by Angela Powditch, North Coast of NSW. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, ‘Where after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home’. And ‘home’ is where my story begins … … 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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