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Rosemary Simms interviewed by Rob Willis in the Voices of the bush, the drought experience oral history project

Title
Rosemary Simms interviewed by Rob Willis in the Voices of the bush, the drought experience oral history project
Repository
National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
Reference
ORAL TRC 5841/6
Date Range
2007
Description

1 sound file (ca. 69 min.) Interview conducted at Lake Charm, Victoria in May 2007.
Folkloric recording. Rosemary Simms born 1941 at Mystic Park, Victoria, talks about her parents; the development of irrigation scheme; growing oranges and table grapes; imports ruining industry; early family memories; her strong church involvement; Christmas with English tradition; her early life on the orchard; her school days; her high school at Kerang; teacher's college at Bendigo; teaching at Cohuna High School; marrying Stuart in 1965; leaving teaching; dairy farming at Lake Charm; changes over the last 42 years; becoming a contract harvester; drought conditions; working wives; role of women in the farming community; women's contribution to farm economics; farming income and costs; consequences of the threat of no irrigation water; local women's organizations; community health; local services; family life in the local area; Federal Government proposal; Murray-Darling proposal; lack of knowledge by politicians.

Quantity
1 Sound fule
Access
Access open for research and personal copies. Written permission is required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.
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