Born: Established: 21 Sep 1948 Adelaide ;
Angela Goode has used her experiences of living on a beef cattle property in Naracoorte, South Australia in her several published anthologies of stories gleaned from interviews with people working and living on the land. Her working dog stories present a social history of rural communities, both past and present, through the device of using stories in praise of working dogs, and she has similarly used stories about working horses to give an insight into life in an earlier era.
Her For Love of the Land (1990) consists of biographies of farming people who have survived hard times. It is an exploration of the characteristics and attitudes of those who have survived the difficulties; of 'what it takes' to live on the land.
She has been a columnist for The Advertiser and for The Weekly Times since the early 1980s, has broadcast a weekly segment on farm and rural matters for the ABC's Country Hour and has written technical stories for agricultural journals and articles for public relations companies.