• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002428

Lisa Palu 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 3406/32
  • Date Range 13-Mar-95 - 13-Mar-95
  • Description

    1 sound cassette (ca. 13 min.) Palu, an agricultural lobbyist, speaks of her background as an agronomist and her contact with country women, setting up rural women groups in mid-1980s in the Darling Downs region, how as a journalist for the Australian Broadcasting Commission she observed a common lack of involvement of women in rural associations because of low self-esteem, how she initiated in 1992 a state award recognising country women’s contribution to agriculture and how this developed into a national award, the importance of such an award, her family’s cane farming background, her interest in government policy on agriculture, her new role as a lobbyist for the Queensland Farmers Association, her involvement in the Australian Rural Leadership Program, and her future hopes.

  • Access Access open for research, personal copies and public use.

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  • Primary Creator
    • Palu, Lisa