Tag Archives: rural women

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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Hidden Treasures recognised in rural NSW

  NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, said “This honour roll provides a long lasting legacy to tireless women volunteers, who are the backbone of many rural and regional communities. “With more than 500 women now enshrined on the honour roll, … Continue reading

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Inspiring rural women – 4 minutes with our 2014 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Award recipients

It’s been a busy time at the Rural Women’s Network these past few months and it’s now just over a month since we announced our 2014 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner and runner-up. You can now watch a quick 4-minute video to … Continue reading

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Bettina Arndt confirmed as guest speaker for Coolamon Rural Women’s Gathering

The Coolamon Rural Women’s Gathering Committee has secured Bettina Arndt to speak at the 2014 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering Gala Dinner on Saturday 13 September 2014. Bettina is a renowned author, speaker, social commentator and sex therapist whose career spans … Continue reading

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Fires, floods, tsunamis… build resilience with great tips from Petrea King & QRRRWN

The Recovering from Trauma Series is a three part conversation between Petrea King, from the Quest for Life Foundation and Georgie Somerset, from the Queensland Rural Women’s Network. This series focuses on practical tools and techniques for recovering from trauma, for children, … Continue reading

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Pat Rodd, Tumut’s Hidden Treasure: “I will keep volunteering for as long as I can”

Guest writer: Kirsty Roche Tumut and Adleong Times. One of Tumut’s favourite volunteers, Pat Rodd, has been included in the Department of Primary Industry Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for 2012. The honour roll acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW … Continue reading

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Recovering from Trauma Series FREE very useful practical resources

With all that has been going on we thought you may like to know about these free resources around dealing with trauma for children, adults and communities. The Recovering from Trauma Series is a three-part conversation between the wonderful Petrea … Continue reading

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