• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002416

Sue Holt 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 3406/13
  • Date Range 25-Feb-95 - 25-Feb-95
  • Description

    1 sound cassette (ca. 44 min.) Holt, a farmer, speaks of her childhood, her schooling in Adelaide, her regret of not having done a course in agriculture, the fragility of the land, the Landcare schemes, the growth of Australia’s population in the future, the scarcity of fertile land under concrete construction, problems confined to the land: salinity, soil acidity, blue-green algae in dams and rivers, the division between city and country people, her farming period after she left medical school in Adelaide, running commercial cattle, her involvement in the local fire brigade, the Beef Improvement Association, the Breed-plan, her keeping up with the latest technology in breeding cattle, the history of her family, the future of her son and the farm.

  • Access Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
  • Finding Aid Transcript available (typescript, 22 leaves)↵Transcript available (typescript, 22 leaves)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Holt, Sue (1940 - )