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Marks, Barbara (1931 - )

Born
1931
Occupation
Farmer

Summary

Barbara Marks was Queensland winner of the ABC Rural Woman of the Year Award in 1994.

Barbara grew up in Dalby, in the Darling Downs region of southern Queensland. She worked in a small business briefly, before meeting her husband and moving to 'Ambathalla Station' in Charleville, Queensland. They weathered many storms together, literally and figuratively. In the 1960s the wool price collapse forced her to move into town in order to ensure the continued education of her children, while her husband, Bill, worked as a shearer.

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Events

1994
Winner - ABC Queensland Rural Woman of the Year

Sources used to compile this entry: ABC Radio, '1994 ABC Rural Woman of the Year State Winners', in ABC Radio Rural Woman of the Year Award, ABC Radio, ABC Radio & ABC Online, 1997, http://www.abc.net.au/rural/rwoty/previous94.htm#sta.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection

  • Barbara Marks interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project, ORAL TRC 3406/21; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection. Details
  • Women of the land oral history project, Feb 23 1995 - April 26 1995, ORAL TRC 3406; Bowden, Ros; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection. Details

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