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Pattie Leighton interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project

Item Title
Pattie Leighton interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project
Repository
National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
Reference
ORAL TRC 3406/1
Description

Patricia "Pattie" Leighton, a farmer, speaks of growing up in Sydney, moving to Tasmania, her marriage, their first farm near Hobart, their decision to move to Western Australia, her trip across with the children, early days on the farm, living in the shed, early development of the land, tough financial times, re-entering the workforce as a preschool teacher, returning to the farm, shearing, further development of the farm (incl. their living quarters), the importance of the children working on the farm, their independent upbringing, the Wellstead community, the local Historical and Heritage Committee, reafforestation and land conservation, the continuing challenges of rural life, and the Rural Women of the Year Award.

Interview conducted 1995

Quantity
2 Sound Cassettes
Access
Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Finding Aid

Transcript available (typescript, 30 p.)

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  • Women of the land oral history project, Feb 23 1995 - April 26 1995, ORAL TRC 3406; Bowden, Ros; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection. Details

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