"The story of rural women is absent, but it is absent in a way that that is more than just forgotten. It's almost a purposeful discounting.
"We were never going to come back and be happy with the lives our mothers led. We wanted equal partnership with our men, to define the work we wanted to do and the life we wanted to have. Our mothers didn't have any of that.
"Women learnt to be online, to do the marketing, paperwork, accounting, dealing with the GST. They were in the office running modern farm businesses."