- Repository State Library of South Australia
- Reference OH 250/17
- Date Range 27-Jun-94 - 27-Jun-94
2 hours Diana Elizabeth Penniment, nee Thomas, was born in Adelaide, South Australia. She attended Methodist Ladies College for her secondary education. Her family could not support further studies, so she worked in a bank until her marriage in 1956, when she moved with her husband into a two room cottage on his father’s property at Wirrega, near Bordertown. Diana had four children and she describes her growing involvement in public affairs, from school activities and craft groups to helping form a local branch of the Women’s Agricultural Bureau. Diana rose to State President of WAB in 1986. Highlights of her term included organising two international conferences. Diana also explains her long term participation on the South Australian Rural Advisory Council. In 1991 she decided to focus on local issues and stood for the Tatiara District Council. She emphasises the importance of contributing skills and enthusiasm for the betterment of one’s community.
- Formats Sound recording (cassette) analogue
- Finding Aid Full transcript with appendix of curriculum vitae, list of newspaper articles and S.A.R.A.C. annual report, 1992 available (39 pages).