76 years ago 23-year-old Linda Malden was managing her ageing parents 2,200-acre property and taking on tasks previously done by men. In addition to ploughing, drilling, harvesting and droving she killed and dressed the mutton for meals and tended the household garden. In this picture, Linda is captured 'taking a break' from the heavy labour to oil the windmill.
State Library of New South Wales, ON 388/Box 018/Item 121 archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110588539
Owner: State Library of New South Wales collection
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