• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002439

Ruth Paterson 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 3406/11
  • Date Range 3-Apr-95 - 3-Apr-95
  • Description

    1 sound cassettes (ca. 60 min.) Paterson, a farmer and 1994 Tasmanian ABC Rural Woman of the Year, speaks of her historical farming background, the family’s links to Pearn’s Steam World, type of crops and livestock on the current farm, her considerable involvement with the local (and growing) AGFEST, importance of rural Australia, bridging the city/country gap with education, difficulties facing Australian farmers (low margins, high costs and taxes), hopes for her daughters, changes in the rural sector, the contribution to be made by women, and the opportunities presented by the Rural Women of the Year Award.

  • Access Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
  • Finding Aid Transcript available (typescript, 17 p.)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Paterson, Ruth (1959 - )