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Merilyn Plant interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1302547
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Plant, Merilyn, 1946-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1995 
1 sound cassette (ca. 44 min.) : analog, mono. 
Series

Women of the land oral history project

Summary

Plant speaks of what brought her to farming, starting the group Poll-Hers, her husband being a state president of the Poll Hereford Society, funding the recipe book about beef, promoting poll herefords and beef, involvement of her daughter in the breeding area, changes of ownership of farms and its effect on the younger generation, stress experienced by other families in the rural community, means used to encourage people to cheer up in times of hardship, lack of rain main problem, future of the beef industry and positive approach from the Army.

Notes

Part of a collection of 33 interviews with rural women for the book "Women of the land".

Project conducted in association with the Australian Broadcasting Commission.

Has accompanying photograph.

Recorded at Toowoomba, Qld. on Tuesday 14 February 1995.

DCM record; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 25 leaves.) 
Subjects Plant, Merilyn, - 1946- - Interviews.  |  Australian Poll Hereford Society.  |  Rural women - Australia - Interviews.  |  Rural women - Australia - Social conditions.  |  Women in agriculture - Australia.  |  Polled Hereford cattle.  |  Beef cattle breeds - Queensland.  |  Toowoomba (Qld.) - Biography.
Other authors/contributors Bowden, Ros, Interviewer  |  Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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    Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
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