Meet the sisters BridgetTriciaKaye
Bridget, Tricia and Kaye are three bush sisters who spent their formative years at Hughenden and then Mt Isa and Charleville. Their love of the bush was taught to them by their father and mother (who is a 5th generation bush woman herself). Being reared on a remote cattle station with mostly their siblings and the kids of the family whose father worked in the mustering camp for company, has caused these sisters a deep appreciation for the bush culture and traditions.
Kaye and Tricia have a background in retail, and this has helped to fuel the momentum to starting “The Bush Store”. Kaye worked in a merino woollen shop in Brisbane for some time, and Tricia had her own clothing shop in Charleville for some years after leaving school called “Country Classics”.
Bridget and her husband along with their two children are horse breeders as well working in the rural industry. Bridget is a talented painter who has had art exhibitions and entered art competitions with success. She a keen story teller and would like to write and illustrate children books, as well as have a home-wares range using her artistic gifts.
Kaye and her family which comprises her husband and three children, are located at Charleville where they live and work on the family property. Kaye like Bridget also has artistic literary talents and has a desire to write children’s books. Kaye studied journalism and literature at university and is a very passionate advocate for our nations future.
Tricia along with her husband and three daughters have a wool and cattle operation at Wyandra. Tricia is the founder of the Bush Kids Facebook page and has a keen interest in promoting the bush culture and helping to provide links between the city and country as she recognises that there is a great divide between the two worlds. Tricia is a keen amateur photographer who also a regular contributor to the Rural Weekly newspaper. Tricia would like to in the future, to publish a rural magazine.
Who is The bush Store
The Bush Store is an on-going progression from the ever-popular Bush Kids Facebook page, established in 2013 to encourage Australians to link themselves back into their bush heritage.
We are three bush sisters who have our roots steeped in the agricultural history of Australia, who live and breathe rural life. Our identity has been forged in the bush way of life, and we are committed to passing the bush traditions onto the next generation of food and fibre producers. We also recognise that bush people do not promote themselves or indeed agriculture very well, so with that in mind we are hoping to add our contribution to this necessary market and help fly the flag for all Primary Producers that make up only 3% of the population but who contribute 93% to the food and fibre production in Australia.
The Bush Store will stock official merchandise of Bush Kids Australia, plus items that we feel will be of interest to city and country people alike. We look forward to increasing the range as we meet the awaking market that will realise the value of agriculture and her people to our nation. We will use this store as a platform to help promote the huge input the bush/country/farm and regional sectors add to Australia’s economy which in turn ensures Australia’s independence as an Island Nation.
We are proud to promote rural Australia to our fellow Australians and along with you, send the message of the power, strength and resilience of the Australian bush people, mostly against many odds and much adversity to the rest of our Nation and hopefully to the world.
Hats off to all the sons and daughters past and present of the Australian bush, thanks Bush Kids, we salute you!!!