||The Nowlans have been at Bimbi for over five
generations. 'Wentworth' is a four and a half thousand acre property belonging
to the late Tony Nowlan and his daughters Jane, Sally, Annabel and Debra. The
farm stocks primarily merino wool sheep and hereford cattle and grows various
cereal crops, such as wheat, barley, oats and canola. |
and Annabel both spent six years working on the property with Tony between
1979 - 1985. They worked together taking an active interest in stock work
- breeding merino sheep, hereford cattle and cropping various cereal crops.
Tony saw his daughters become wool classers and keen wool and livestock
managers, they drove the tractors, wheat trucks, initiated native tree plantings,
and marked calves etc.|
|During that time Annabel and Sally moved into the old 100yr
old Wentworth homestead and slowly restored it. They held notorious 'Housewives
parties' started the 'Bimbi Hystorical Association' Sally was a local polo-cross
star and Annabel had legendary hairy armpits.|
six years and one huge tedious drought they questioned the hardship that
farmers endure and much to Tony's chargrin they decided to pursue new directions.
Annabel was given little encouragment when she
announced her intention to study at art school, and later Sally moved into
radio broadcasting for the rural dept of the ABC radio national, where she
remains currently employed.|
|Thanx to Tony, Sally, and Annabel for their generosity
in opening their property to the artists who attend bimbi camp each year.