• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002440

Dorothy Brenton 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 3406/3
  • Date Range 28-Feb-95 - 28-Feb-95
  • Description

    1 sound cassette (ca. 33 min.) Brenton, a , farmer, speaks of her family coming from Scotland to a Group Settlement Scheme in Western Australia, her schooling, the early days of the Settlement, the monthly shopping trip to Perth, life during World War II, her marriage, acquiring their farm, Government clearing of the timber, early days on their farm, building the dairy herd, keeping pigs, gardening, her four daughters, qualities of a good farmer, problems associated with farming, community involvement (incl. Farmers’ Union, sports and dances), picnics on the beach, decision making on the farm, conversion of the dairy into their house, still feeding cattle, recent holidays, potato growing, and the Bed and Breakfast venture. Recorded in 1995

  • Access Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
  • Finding Aid Timed summary and transcript available (typescript, 21 p.).↵Transcript available (typescript, 21 p.)

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    • Brenton, Dorothy (1921 - 2015)