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Dyer, Val (1949 - )

Born
1949
Occupation
Community stalwart, Pastoralist and Political candidate

Summary

Val Dyer was the Northern Territory winner of the ABC Rural Woman of the Year Award in 1994.

Details

At the time of her award, Val Dyer had been involved in primary production for over twenty years. In her two decades on 'Hayfield Station' Val has been responsible for business management as well as improving the productivity and quality of animal production and staff employment.

She has been involved in improving technological services to the School of the Air, and has been involved in the Isolated Children's Parents' Association. Her industry assocociation involvement includes membership of the Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association, an organisation she was president of in 2002-2003.

Val was the Country Liberal Party's candidate for the seat of Barkly in the 2005 N. T. Legislative Assembly elections.

Events

1994
Winner - ABC Northern Territory 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; Bowden, Ros, 'Val Dyer', in Ros Bowden (ed.), Women of The Land: Stories of Australia's Rural Women as told to Ros Bowden, ABC Books, Sydney, 1995; Val Dyer interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project, ORAL TRC 3406/24; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection

  • Val Dyer interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project, ORAL TRC 3406/24; 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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