Meet Maureen & Graeme Potter
Welcome back to our Meet the Resident articles. Introducing you to some of the wonderful residents who live in our homes across Tasmania, and sharing their stories.
Two words that best describe Maureen and Graeme Porter’s life might be “hard work.” After meeting as teenagers, Maureen and Graeme married young and raised four children – and have been married for 66 years since! Venturing into share farming in his 20’s, Graeme sowed a wheat and barley crop by himself, including almost 3,000 bags of wheat – weighing in at 180 pounds a bag!
Maureen worked just as hard. As well as raising children, Maureen milked three cows, fed the calves, made her own butter, and did all their washing by hand in the house’s copper (thank goodness we now have washing machines). This saw them purchase and pay off their own home in Campbelltown before Graeme was 30, where they would spend 50 years of their lives together.
Maureen and Graeme moved into Ainslie Low Head almost five years ago. At first they found it hard to put their feet up, but are much more comfortable now.
After their life of hard work, they certainly deserve to relax now!