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Adams, Beverlee (1931 - )

Born
1931
Homebush, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Farmer

Summary

Beverlee Adams was the New South Wales winner of the ABC Rural Woman of the Year Award in 1995.

At the time of her award, Beverlee had been a small farm operator in the Scone district, in New South Wales since 1968.She had her farm declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1973 with the belief that grazing and wild life preservation can be combined.

Beverlee built up a Cherolais herd due to her belief that a low fat breed of cattle would be compatible with the 1990s trend towards less fat consumption and healthier eating.

Beverlee has contributed significantly to education on weed control in NSW and was the Scone Shire's representative on the National Parks' Advisory Committee for the Barrington Tops (1974-1992). The committee established the Broom Council program of biological control for the Broom plant and raised $300,000 to implement the program.

She has served has a Hunter Valley Shire Councillor and is a strong supporter of agribusiness in the community. She also has a long history of connection with green and indigenous issues in the community.

In 2011, Beverlee Adams is a member of the Board of Trustees that manage the Coal and Allied Community Trust of Rio Tinto Coal Australia.

Details

Events

1995
Winner - ABC New South Wales Rural Woman of the Year

Sources used to compile this entry: ABC Radio, '1995 ABC Radio 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/previous95.htm#95sta; Veale, Sharon, 'Beverlee Adams', in Remembering Country: History and Memories of Towarri National Park, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2001, http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/parks/Towarri.pdf; Website of the Coal and Allied Community Trust: http://www.coalandallied.com.au/ourapproach/392_community_trusts_541.asp [Accessed 2011-05-02].

Nikki Henningham

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