A Life on the Farm

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Interviewee: June Gray
Location: Tumbarumba
Theme: People

As a child June helped her father muster stock, chopped wood and helped out around their isolated farm. At 15 years of age, June met her husband and married young. She moved back to the land and was expected to work hard – digging potatoes and carting wood amongst other duties. June speaks of the role of women in days gone by, their contribution to life on the land which often remains unacknowledged and the heartbreak of losing her first child.

Warning: Film content may be confrontational for some students.

Stage 5 Education Resource:
A Life on the Farm-June Gray- Tumbarumba (210KB)

Museum: Pioneer Women's Hut