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Of tomato sauce, roos, rabbits and overdrafts

Ryder, R. (1980) Of tomato sauce, roos, rabbits and overdrafts. The West Australian, 7 October 1980. pp. 45-46 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Discusses the author's upbringing in rural Western Australia during the depression years. As well as routine farm work, the author's father had to sink dams, shoe horses and make parts for farm equipment on his little forge. Kerosene tins could be fashioned into milk buckets, calf feeding tins and containers for preserving eggs, The author's mother was considered privileged because she started life in a four-roomed weatherboard house with a bathroom, with her jarrah bedroom and dining suite the envy of older women. She used empty flour bags for cot sheets, tea towels and meat bags.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1980 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57157
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