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Ruth Paterson interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project

Item Title
Ruth Paterson 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 3406/11
Description

Paterson, a farmer and 1994 Tasmanian ABC Rural Woman of the Year, speaks of her historical farming background, the family's links to Pearn's Steam World, type of crops and livestock on the current farm, her considerable involvement with the local (and growing) AGFEST, importance of rural Australia, bridging the city/country gap with education, difficulties facing Australian farmers (low margins, high costs amnd taxes), hopes for her daughters, changes in the rural sector, the contribution to be made by women, and the opportunities presented by the Rural Women of the Year Award.

Recorded in 1995

Quantity
1 Sound cassette
Access
Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Finding Aid

Transcript available (typescript, 17 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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