Publication details

Freda is the best milking cow at Tocal dairy. At first she wasn’t sure what to do when she got into the dairy, but with a bit of help from the staff she soon got the hang of it!

About this series

Freda is one of a series of stories aimed at developing agricultural understanding in young students, as well as an appreciation of the work involved in producing food and fibre on Australian farms. The other titles in this series are Bosley and Bruce, Charlotte, Sunny and Ruby, Jack and Dunedoo, and Beatrice.

Check out the activities designed to go along with these stories, created by the NSW Department of Primary Industries Schools program! They will help you get the most benefit out of the stories. Find them at

Freda and related educational activities were shortlisted in the 2020 Educational Publishing Awards Australia.

Other formats

The ebook has audio included so that children can listen to the story and read along. There is also an Auslan version on YouTube.

Title          Freda       
Author(s)          Jo Hathway and Jess Green         
Pages          20         
ISBN          978-1-76058-380-4         
Catalogue number          B983         
Year published          2020         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $10.00AUD (inc GST)