McKeahnie, Elizabeth Julia (1844-1919)

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Elizabeth McKeahnie was a successful, independent pastoralist between 1882 and 1911, at a time when women generally did not run their own properties. She owned and operated Blythburn, an 810ha dairy and cattle property next to her parents' property, Booroomba, near Tharwa. She usually worked the property singlehanded, when necessary employing only women to assist her. McKeahnie was also a poet, publishing poems in the local newspaper, particularly after the deaths of friends and relatives.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Australian Women's Register
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

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