• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002412

Christine Kearney interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 3406/26
  • Date Range 4-Apr-95 - 4-Apr-95
  • Description

    1 sound cassette (ca. 38 min.) Kearney, a , dairy farmer, is a regional winner of the 1994 Rural Woman Award and speaks of her background, joining a religious order in 1961, starting the dairy farm in a very difficult period caught between the drought of the 1980s, the high interest rates and the fall of the price of milk, getting unemployment benefits, looking after the crops, sharing the dairy farming duties, involvement of her husband in the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV), keeping up with ongoing education, financial difficulties and its consequences and the rapid growth of the rural counselling network.

  • Access Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
  • Finding Aid Transcript available (typescript, 18 leaves.)

Related entries

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    • Kearney, Christine (1943 - )