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Understorey: Shepherds growing up

Wednesday 12th July / presented by Elizabeth PO’ Adrian Glamorgan

European agriculture has changed the Australian environment.  This Understorey series on shepherds begins with two West Australians remembering their early experience working with sheep. Tonya Jensen came to know the ways and frequent waywardness of sheep at Mt Magnet at Wogarno station, north of Perth, connecting her with the spirit of the land, facing too some of the hard truths of being Europeans on Aboriginal land. And a guest appearance from the world’s first nuclear disarmament senator,  Jo Vallentine.  Jo began working and loving the land as a girl at Beverley, helping farm “ovis aries”, learning it’s wise to not let the nuns hear what you did on your holidays.

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