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Jennifer McMillan interviewed by Ros Bowden Women of the land oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2858285
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
McMillan, Jennifer, 1950-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1995 
1 sound cassette (ca. 30 min.) : analog, mono. 
Series

Women of the land oral history project

Summary

McMillan, a farmer, speaks of her childhood on a dairy farm, working as a herd tester after finishing school, share farming, buying a farm in 1980, division of responsibilities between her husband and herself, the use of artificial insemination and bull farms in herd management, the importance of efficient irrigation systems in farm management, her extensive involvement in local committees (the local branch of United Dairy Farmers of Victoria, District Council of United Dairy Farmers of Victoria, East Gippsland Rural Financial Counselling Committee, the board of the School of Primary Industries of TAFE and the VCAH Course Advisory Committee), and her plans for the farm.

Notes

Preservation, working duplicate and cassette copies made.

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 Rosedale in Gippsland, Vic. on 6 April 1995.

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

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 16 leaves) 
Subjects McMillan, Jennifer, - 1950- - Interviews.  |  Women in agriculture - Australia.  |  Rural women - Australia - Social conditions.  |  Rural women - Australia - Interviews.  |  Dairy cattle - Breeding.  |  Farm management - Victoria - Gippsland Region.  |  Irrigation farming - Victoria - Gippsland Region.  |  Gippsland Region (Vic.) - Biography.
Other authors/contributors Bowden, Ros, Interviewer  |  Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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    ORAL TRC 3406/27
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    Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
    ORAL TRC 3406/27 (transcript)
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    Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)

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