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Versatile Woman Runs Farm by Herself

Elma Clarke from Glen Park near Ballarat runs a farm almost single-handedly since the death of her father.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 97 | Year : 1957 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Woman Elma Clarke on tractor ploughing field, adjusts plough as she drives. Clarke on horse rounding up cattle. Putting milking apparatus on cow's udders, checking milk through machine, uses winch to lift churns onto truck. Dousing cow. Helping calf drink from bucket. Feeding cattle hay from tractor. Woman Elma Clarke cutting logs with circular saw (no protective equipment). Clarke unpegging washing from Hills Hoist washing line. Clark sitting and knitting with knitting machine. In kitchen, using Mix Master food mixer. Clarke icing cake and serves it to elderly women.
Access No. 40416 | 3 mins 22 secs | 1950s | Glen Park, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |