- Cattle Farmer and Educator
Carmel Wagstaff was a 1997 nominee for the ABC Rural Woman of the Year Award, for the Northern Territory. She began her professional life as a teacher in new South Wales but moved to the bush in early 1972 after she married.
Carmel has lived and worked on cattle stations in the Barkly Tablelands of Northern Territory for over twenty years.
She is founder and co-ordinator of the nationally accredited Australian Agricultural Company Training Program, one of the country's largest and most successful competency based, on station training programs.
Carmel has a strong commitment to the pastoral industry's future generation which is reflected in the the number of organisations she contributes to, including Barkly Branch Executive, NT State Councillor and Federal Assistant Secretary to the Isolated Children's and Parents Association. She was also a former member of the Noethern Territory Women's Advisory Council, initiator of the Brunette Women's Day and was winner of the 1998 Chief Minister's Women's Achievement Award.