Category Archives: rural women

Lawyer and young mum’s trio show you can do it all

By Dannielle Ford, Alice Byrnes and Kirsty Evans, Orange As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual In April 2019, Alice Byrnes, Dannielle Ford and Kirsty Evans became owners and directors of the first all-female partnership law firm in Orange, NSW. … Continue reading

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Vet by day – ‘Miss Vet’ the artist by night

By Jillian Kelly, Coonamble As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual I haven’t always wanted to be a vet. When I was small I wanted to be ‘a hairdresser like Aunty Wendy’, then as I grew older, a journalist, then … Continue reading

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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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A full 25-year circle

by Sonia Muir, Orange  (now travelling the world) As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual Back in 1992 I was flicking through the employment section of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and saw a job for an ‘Assistant Coordinator’ for … 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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Olympia’s insect journey

By Olympia Yarger, Fyshwick ACT 2018 NSW-ACT AgriFutures  Rural Women’s Award Finalist As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Passionate about rural and regional communities, Olympia Yarger is a farmer, innovator and leader in insect farming in Australia. As the … 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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