A Sheep called Alice - ABC Landline November 24, 2013

Every now and then an outsider comes along and questions the accepted way of doing things.

Marine physicist, Nan Bray, is doing just that on her superfine wool property in Tasmania. The way she runs her 1,600 Saxon Merinos may seem radical but she says it works, as wool production and quality is up and her costs are down. The 'Nan Bray way' combines old fashioned shepherding skills, ground-breaking research from the US and the knowledge and wisdom of an 87-year-old wool industry legend.

woolful podcast - April 14, 2015

I’m very excited to share the eighteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet an incredibly inspiring sheep farmer and shepherdess from Tasmania, Nan Bray of White Gum Wool.

Women of Wool Talk - August, 2015

This is a practice run of the talk I gave at the Women of Wool luncheon, part of the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show.

It describes three "women of wool" who have inspired me: Alice the sheep, Rebecca Robinson of Augustbird hand-dyed yarns, and Marie Labreveux, professional shepherd in the French Alps

women of the land - liz harfull 2012

Women of the Land (Allen & Unwin) brings together the inspiring and heart-warming stories of eight rural women who run their own farms, or in the case of one, manage a cattle station on behalf of an entire community. Often juggling the demands of raising a family, they have overcome tragedy, personal fears, physical exhaustion and more than a little scepticism to build vibrant futures that sustain them and their families, in the process inspiring their neighbours and communities with their entrepreneurship, humility and determination.

Nan Bray, an American oceanographer who walked away from a job with the CSIRO as Australia’s leading marine scientist to produce one of the world’s most elite fibres, superfine Merino wool in the Tasmanian Midlands.