Update on A Guide for Station Hands booklet from our March newsletter.
There was a tremendous response and interest in the guide Australia-wide. Subsequently it has now been agreed that the Queensland Gateway Schools to Agribusiness program will use the text and sketches to develop a freely available online resource for schools that would be used to encourage students to consider the beef industry as a career.
This will be trialled in the Gateway schools and then be available to all schools and industry for general use.
We are making A Guide for Station Hands available to industry to download from this page. It is a very useful guide for people seeking employment in the pastoral industry. It is also very useful for people who are new to the industry and may be interested in the way of life and work practices on pastoral properties.
The guide was published initially in 1999 by the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia. It was funded by Lotteries WA. As copies dried up RSA with industry assistance organised for a reprint in 2003. However, printed copies are now scarce.
This excellent booklet is now available to download from the Rural Skills Australia website to ensure it remains available.
Our thanks to the authors, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA and John Willox from the Department of Education and Training Western Australia and to the illustrators, Jano Foulkes-Taylor and Mary Taylor, for permissions to make the booklet available. Downoad here