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Pattie Leighton interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1114299
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Leighton, Pattie, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1995 
2 sound cassettes (ca. 120 min.) : analog, mono. 
Series

Women of the land oral history project.

Summary

Patricia "Pattie" Leighton, a farmer, speaks of growing up in Sydney, moving to Tasmania, her marriage, their first farm near Hobart, their decision to move to Western Australia, her trip across with the children, early days on the farm, living in the shed, early development of the land, tough financial times, re-entering the workforce as a preschool teacher, returning to the farm, shearing, further development of the farm (incl. their living quarters), the importance of the children working on the farm, their independent upbringing, the Wellstead community, the local Historical and Heritage Committee, reafforestation and land conservation, the continuing challenges of rural life, and the Rural Women of the Year Award.

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 Wellstead, W.A. on Wednesday, 1 March 1995.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript available (typescript, 30 p.). 
Subjects Leighton, Pattie -- Interviews.  |  Women in agriculture -- Australia.  |  Rural women -- Australia -- Social conditions.  |  Rural women -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Wellstead Region (W.A.) -- Biography.
Other authors/contributors Bowden, Ros, Interviewer  |  Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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