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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Terry Underwood
Name: Underwood, Terry
Also known as: Augustus, Terry
Place of Birth: New South Wales
Date of Birth: 1948-01-01
Occupation: Nurse
Cattle Woman
Biographical notes: Terry Underwood arrived in the Northern Territory in 1968 and with her new husband moved to a new home at Riveren. Home consisted of a caravan, a bough shed, camp stove and a tent as the master bedroom. Together they transformed Riveren into a thriving cattle station. Over a span of 30 years she has been involved in many projects which have included: producer/director of plays, talent quests and documentaries, along with appearances on TV and radio. She is also a patron to the Australian Outback Tourism Association and Northern Territory Fashion Awards. In 2005 Underwood was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division in Queen's Birthday 2005 Honours List for "service to the community, particularly through business and in promotional and cattle industry roles". In her autobiography “In the middle of nowhere” Underwood captures the essence of her life "Riveren has captured our bodies, hearts and spirits. It lies within the heart of Australia. How privileged we are to call it home. Riveren is where I belong. I know it would not have worked anywhere else with anyone else. In the middle of nowhere has become my everywhere." (Underwood, 1998: 276). Source: In the middle of nowhere. Terry Underwood. Moorebank, NSW : Transworld, 1998.
Honours and Awards: Winner Business Owner in Northern Territory Telstra Business Women's Owner Awards 1998.
Awarded Territorian of the Year – Katherine Region 1999.
Chief Minister's Women's Achievement Award 1999.
Medal of the Order of Australia - General Division 2005.
Related link: ABC : George Negus Tonight : Lifelong Partners, episode 17 – Terry and John Underwood
Williams, Sue. Women of the Outback : Inspiring True Stories of Tragedy and Triumph. Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin Books Australia, 2009.
Who's Who of Australian Women : A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Australian Women. North Melbourne: Crown Content, 2009.
Terry Underwood : Official Website
De Vries, Susanna. Great Pioneer Women of the Outback. Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.
The Women, Archive : Terry Underwood
Random House Australia : Our Authors, Terry Underwood
Underwood, Terry. In the Middle of Nowhere. Moorebank, NSW : Transworld, 1998.
PublicationNT : Underwood, Terry. Nowhere to Somewhere. Darwin : Northern Territory Library, 2001.
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