Bronwyn grew up in the Samford Valley and enjoyed all the privileges of life in what was then, a rich farming community. She is the youngest of Jack and Thelma’s three daughters. Eldest sister Barbara, along with her husband Michael, run a commercial beef breeding operation west of Maryborough and Bronwyn’s second sister, Anne is settled in southern Nova Scotia, Canada (no cattle within cooee).
Bronwyn’s love of horses and competitive horse riding during her youth saw her spend almost every waking moment in the saddle and not too much time helping out with the cattle however, times have changed and she now attends and manages the day to day operation of the family’s cattle breeding operation, and does so with passion and commitment.
Away from the farm, Bronwyn has enjoyed a diverse working life. Initially qualifying as a registered nurse, she worked at a major public hospital. A change in career direction saw her complete both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law and subsequently practice as a lawyer in the Queensland Government. Bronwyn has now moved into the academic sector and is teaching health law on a part-time basis whilst completing a PhD.
Michael was originally a ‘city kid’. He spent his early childhood in Sydney before moving to Brisbane where he completed his schooling before qualifying and working as a solicitor and then company director. Bronwyn and Michael married in 1991 and established their family home on Nindethana. Michael embraced life on the farm and now 25 years on, he very much enjoys cattle breeding and the farming community.
Michael and Bronwyn have three adult children; Alex, Jackson and Sally.
Alex completed a Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2015 and is working as a lawyer in a Brisbane law firm.
Jackson completed a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and Bachelor of Laws at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in February 2017 and has taken up a position in the Sydney office of the Global resources company, Glencore.
Sally completed a Bachelor of Nursing and a Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) in 2015 and is currently working as a registered nurse in a major Brisbane hospital.
Michael’s parents, Bruce and Theresa have also settled at Nindethana and are actively involved in all that takes place on the farm.