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On the Land

1 January, 2022

Gulf ladies unite for day of laughter and learning

WOMEN from the areas of Chillagoe, Almaden, Dimbulah, Mareeba and the Cape united recently for the last Gulf Savannah NRM’s women’s event of the year.


A day of laughter, learning and sharing was enjoyed by all. 

Richmond Biosecurity officer Katie Hay brought the ladies up to date on emergent disease of Ehrichiosis in dogs and the development of testing kits for African Swine fever. 

Bernie English, from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, presented all with the very handy book “Dry season management of a beef business”. The final speaker of the morning was Gulf Savannah NRM’s own Jackie McLeod, she spoke to the ladies about her journey in the traditionally male-dominated profession of fire management. 

Participants had the opportunity to view the latest Gulf Savannah NRM seasonal weather report video and one of the fire management case studies produced through the Living with Fire in Mareeba Shire program. 

The afternoon activities gave the ladies a chance to laugh, joke and share while they followed the gentle guidance of Janelle from Nell’s soap in the art of soap making. 

The ladies then enjoyed a spot of gardening with planting out a take home window box herb garden. 

The day was funded by The National Recovery and Resilience Agency.

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