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Gemmell, Jo

Occupation
Farmer

Summary

Jo Gemmell was the South Australian Winner of the ABC Rural Woman of the Year Award for 1995.

When Jo Gemmell won the award in 1995 she has been working in the dairy industry for over two decards, and was at the forefront of Landcare in her state.

Introducing the revamped award in 1999 Gemmell said said that winning the ABC award had opened many doors for her. 'In 1995, rural women were mostly expected to be seen and not heard, sometimes listened to but never taken seriously, and involvement in anything meant bring a plate and make the tea,' she said. ' And as I was seriously informed by many rural women, men serve on boards and councils, women serve on committees.' She continued 'The ABC Rural Woman of the Year gave prominence, emphasis, significance and credibility to the skills of rural women. It gave women the opportunity and the confidence to make a greater effort to be heard.'

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Events

1995
Winner - ABC South Australian Rural Woman of the Year

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Rural award marks women's achievements', Stock Journal, 20 October 1999; 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.

Nikki Henningham

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