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My return to my rural family business tested the bonds of a father-daughter relationship, and underscored the strength of the mother-line

I grew up in a generational grazing family where the custom of handing a rural business on to the eldest son was an unwritten rule.

In my teens I questioned the lack of shared “acreage” inheritance and was given a lesson in the importance of ensuring the land stayed in the family and was not broken up or sold.

  • Nicole Alexander
  • ABC News

On stating the obvious that I, too, was an Alexander, my father kindly replied: “But when you eventually marry you’ll take your…

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