How the Country Worked
How the Country Worked

How the Country Worked


Clyde Fife (1897-1971) went from Goulburn to Wagga Wagga.....


Clyde Fife (1897-1971) went from Goulburn to Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, when he was a young man to work for a chaff cutting contractor. He and his brothe Jim became independent operators of two chaff cutting plants, widely known in the state for their expertise and reliability. Then they diversified their interests.

At the time of his death, Clyde Fife was the longest-serving alderman on the Wagga Wagga City Council and an important figure in the local branch of the Liberal Party.

His biography is enhanced by the photographs of the Fife collection. They are an unrivalled record of an industry which was essential to the life of the country for much of the twentieth century. It continues to fuel one of our most important recreational industries – racing.

Zita Denholm, the author, has a long-standing interest in the careers of those who might be considered ‘typical’ of their industries or their times. Her well-known T.Y.S.O.N. is the biography of Australia’s first pastoral millionaire.

Author: Zita Denholm

ISBN: 0 9756829 5 4


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