Category Archives: stories

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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Farm Table

Airlie Trescowthick, Deniliquin As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. What is your background? I grew up on a mixed farming property just south of Holbrook in the southern Riverina with my parents and older brother. Holbrook is a highly … 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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Bright, strong and fearless

Horizon scholars’ vision for the future of women in Australian agriculture. Dallas Pearce, AgriFutures Australia. Agriculture is ingrained in the hearts and minds of three female students recently awarded a 2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship. Fond memories are brought to mind … 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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The burden of drought amazingly discovers my real purpose in life

by Karen Weller, Winton New South Wales What devastation we have experienced statewide in this current drought! It is hard to even comprehend how widespread this particular drought has been to primary producers this year. It is tiring us out … Continue reading

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Write your story

by Kasia Gospos, Leaders in Heels As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Stories are powerful. They can change our lives. They can change the world. Storytelling is an art that everyone can master. You may not realise that … Continue reading

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