Author(s): Rachel Goodchild
This book is a series of profiles of outstanding New Zealand women of the land. There are around 20 of them. In the past few decades there's been a social revolution on New Zealand farms as farming women throw off their traditional roles as cooks, wives and domestic providers, and join the men in working on the land. Author Rachel Goodchild even goes so far as to suggest that today's rural living has ignited the pioneer spirit among rural women. As she says, 'forget about the scones fresh from the oven . . . ' First published October 2007.
Very good copy
Rachel Goodchild is an experienced South Island journalist who lives in rural Rangiora. She has written for magazines such as Next, She and Her Business and has written over fifteen educational books. She is also contracted to Penguin to write Old Codgers (for 2007) and a book-length profile of Rees Valley matriarch Iris Scott (for 2008).