Women of the Land
Eight rural women and their remarkable everyday lives
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True stories of ordinary women achieving extraordinary feats in rural Australia.
Making your living from the land in Australia is not for the faint-hearted. Isolation, hard physical work, long hours and the vagaries of drought, floods and fire make it a challenging environment for any farmer. But how do you cope when you are a woman in what is traditionally a man?s world?
Women of the Land brings together the heart-warming stories of eight rural women spread across Australia who run their own farms, capturing their ways of life, their personal struggles and their remarkable achievements.
Often juggling the demands of raising a family, they have overcome tragedy, personal fears, physical exhaustion and more than a little scepticism to build vibrant futures that sustain them and their families.
Despite their diverse backgrounds, they all share several things in common ? genuine humility, a passion for farming, and a deep, spiritual connection to the land which sustains them.
This is the inspiring story of eight rural women and their remarkable everyday lives.
Liz Harfull is an award-winning journalist and Churchill Fellow who grew up on a small farm near Mt Gambier which has been in the family since the early 1860s. She worked for several newspapers before spending twelve years with a leading national public relations business specialising in agriculture and environmental management. In 2006 she walked away from being a co-owner/director of the business to focus on her writing. She is passionate about telling the stories of regional Australia and in 2008 Liz published her first book, the best-selling Blue Ribbon Cookbook. Today Liz lives in the Adelaide Hills, juggling a busy writing career with her voluntary work on a national council representing rural journalists and communicators.
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