Born in Hampshire, England, Victoria journeyed to Esperance, Western Australia in 1982 to meet her Australian relations for the first time and enjoy a year of travel after obtaining an English/Drama degree at Aberystwyth University, Wales. She promptly found herself a ruggedly handsome farmer in the local yacht club, who swept her off her feet and away to ‘Hill Plains’ where the family has lived and farmed sheep, wheat and barley ever since.
A born entertainer, it didn’t take long before Victoria was working in commercial radio and writing and performing her own unique style of bush poetry. Her diverse variety of subject matter has secured her many invitations as an after dinner entertainer for organisations including Landcare, Farmsafe, and the Pastoralists & Graziers Association, culminating in a request to perform at a dinner in 2000 hosted by the then Premier of WA, Richard Court. She is often heard on the country’s national broadcaster, having been a regular contributor to Ted Bull’s ABC Radio Statewide afternoon program for many years.
A published poet and contributor to many newspapers and magazines, Victoria spends her spare time (when not managing the farm office), writing, sailing, performing the role of Master of Ceremonies at varied venues, treading the boards at the Esperance Theatre Guild, thundering around on the back of a horse, and trying to get her husband to work in the garden!
Tom and Victoria have three children, Sarah, Tiffany and Will, whose misdemeanours and adventures provide Victoria with an endless supply of material for both paper and radio……to their horror!
After several exciting escapades in the bush she has finally learnt the golden rule of living in the country. “Never take your bra off to mow the lawn.”
If you are interested in Victoria attending as entertainer or compere at your association dinner, lunch or fundraising event please contact her by clicking here.
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