Rachael Treasure

Rachael Treasure

Tasmanian-born Rachael Treasure is a best-selling author, regenerative agriculturalist, and mother. A graduate of universities in Orange and Bathurst, Rachael uses story to empower women and change mindsets towards healthier food systems.

As a young country woman in the 1990s, Rachael saw a profound disconnection emerging between the land and women in the growing culture of modern industrial agriculture. She set her sights on becoming a rural journalist and writing a bestseller that would showcase contemporary rural women, who were comfortable in, and caring of their farming landscape. Drawing on her experience working on a Queensland cattle station, Rachael published her first novel ‘Jillaroo’, in 2002.

In the two decades since its release, Jillaroo has cemented itself as an iconic work of contemporary fiction, changing the face of Australian publishing and opening the floodgates to a plethora of novels in the ‘rural lit’ genre (chick lit).

Working as a rural journalist, Rachael also saw a growing disconnection emerging between nature and people, and a decline in human and landscape health due to modern industrial agricultural practices. Rachael has continued to use storytelling in popular fiction form to awaken mass consciousness towards caring for our planet, particularly within agriculture.

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