Category Archives: resilience

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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Fat bob and the blonde

Hello, I’m Miss Heather, or Miss H for short. So, who are Fat Bob and the Blonde? Well, Fat Bob is the Harley Davidson model I ride and I’m the peroxide enhanced blonde. To make things more interesting, I tow … Continue reading

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How to Boost your Coping Capacity

By Natalie Stockdale Having lived on the land for many years, enduring unprecedented droughts in one of Australia’s harshest climatic areas, I can truly empathise with the strain and pain associated with the drought. The tips shared below can help … Continue reading

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Q Fever. Serious. Preventable

By Kylie Catts, Barradine As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual My Q fever experience is typical of how I contracted the infection – I was working in dusty cattle yards in June 2003 with cows and new born calves. … 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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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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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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