Rural Ambassador

Woolorama choose Rural Ambassador for 2016

Rural Ambassador 2014, Sarah BoltThe conversation went something like this:

Kara, just having completed Year 12: "Dad, I want to come home ton the farm."
Dad: "You need to get a tertiary qualification first."
Kara, having gained a tertiary qualification: "Dad, I want to come home to the farm."
Dad: "Kara, you need to work in your career for as long as it took you to earn the degree."
Kara, having qualified and work, said in October 2014, "Dad, here I am!"

And that is how it came to be that Kara Dohle came to work on the family farm, Rovie, north west of Wagin.

26-year old Kara is the daughter of Diane and Austin Dohle, who have been strong supporters of Wagin's premier event.  Diane was herself a rural ambassador in 1982, having the title "Miss Woolorama".  Austin volunteered as head steward of the British and Australasian sheep shed for about a decade.

Proud of her family's tradition, Kara is Glenys Gmeiner's granddaughter.  Glenys is lovingly remembered for her passion for Woolorama and her energy and journalistic skills in promoting the event in its early years.

Kara, educated in Wagin, at Penrhos, and UWA, where she earned a degree in Civil Structural Engineering, is a keen hockey player and fully involved in Wagin community life.

As an active member of the Piesseville Fire Brigade, an instigator and member of Women in Farming Enterprise (WIFE), member of West Wagin Lifetime Ewe Group and Wagin Ag Society, Kara is a fresh young face with a passion for animal care, social cohesion and a deep desire to become a conscientious farmer.

Her ambition while in the role is to encourage and inspire young people to challenge the stereotypes and follow their dreams.  She sees that there are many careers in agriculture available to women.

During the event, Kara will be given opportunity to promote her views, to present trophies on Woolorama's behalf and to network with industry leaders.  All this while wearing woollen garments - an scheme of the Woolorama Committee to do more to promote the wool industry that is so vital to graziers in the district.

Previous YRAs include:

2016 - Kara Dohle
2015 - Chloe Radford
2014 - Sarah Bolt
2013 - Clare Ward
2012 - Dominique Hodge
2011 - Pip Gooding nee. Shields
2010 - Charis Parker nee. Patterson
2009 - Amy Stone nee. Spurr
2008 - Londa Finlayson nee. Heggarty
2007 - Crystal Gillam nee. McIvor
2006 - Andrew Scanlon
2005 - Natala King nee. Moffatt
2004 - Jane West
2003 - Sally Thomson
2002 - Emily Holt nee. Nelson
2001 - Melanie English nee. Davey
2000 - Jayde Mazurek




Media Releases

Woolorama showgrounds, occupying about 25 hectares, takes a bit of energy and stamina to negotiate and see everything.

Message of Welcome from the Woolorama President.
I invite all patrons to come and enjoy the many facets of this year’s event,