• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002435

Clare McShane 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 3406/9
  • Date Range 3-Apr-95 - 3-Apr-95
  • Description

    1 sound cassette (ca. 17 min.) McShane, a , sheep farmer, speaks of growing up in a semi-rural area of Sydney, moving to Tasmania with her family, teaching at Oatlands, Tas. After her training, marrying a farmer, and raising 5 boys on their rural property “Cassavene” which runs mostly Saxon/Merino/Corridale-cross sheep to produce high-quality wool for knitwear, running the property jointly with her husband from 1983, taking up machine knitting as a hobby which then grew into a wholesale business supplying a niche market with woollen garments made from the wool from their own sheep, her hopes for the future.

  • Access Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.
  • Finding Aid Timed summary and transcript available (typescript, 12 leaves).

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  • Primary Creator
    • McShane, Clare (1948 - )