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Map - Proposed Toxic Waste Dump, Women on Farms Gathering, Horsham, 2004 Object Reg. No: HT 10055

Summary:
Map showing the proposed site for the Tiega toxic waste dump in the Mallee region of Victoria. This map was distributed to participants at the 2004 Horsham Women on Farms Gathering.
Description:
A4 photocopy of 'Proposed Tiega Toxic Waste Dump' indicating 5km and 10km radius buffer zones in green felt pen, and major roads near site indicated in red. All local roads identified in black.
Statement Of Significance:
From their beginnings in the early 1990?s Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings have aimed to give women the opportunity to voice their political concerns and to be heard by the general public and Government, with particular reference to issues affecting farming families and rural women. According to the 1992 Numurkah Gathering Proceedings, the 'aims of the Gathering' included a general aim to 'raise the public awareness of the vital role of agriculture to the economy and fabric of Australian life'. During the Gatherings issues of contemporary relevance and significance have been raised and supported through a variety of mediums including speeches, workshops, tours, networking and merchandising. One such issue is that of the proposed toxic waste dumps in the early 2000s. Proposals for three toxic waste sites across Victoria were issued in November 2003 to private landowners in the areas of Violet Town/ Baddaginnie, Ouyen/Tiega, and Pittong/south of Ballarat. Landowners were given a period of six months in which to respond to the compulsory acquisition of their land. The No Toxic Waste Dump committees were set up at each of the three locations to fight these proposals, which were ultimately successful.

The Toxic Waste Campaign affected many participants of the Women on Farms Gathering community and was represented by displays, banners, petitions and other materials at the 2004 Horsham Women on Farms Gathering. The No Toxic Dump campaign highlighted the ongoing issues affecting our sustainable futures: waste management and landfill options, social and economic survival of small rural communities, protecting water catchment areas, zero waste policy, unsustainable consumption, and the inequity between city and country communities. The campaign became an excellent example of community capacity building. It brought together small communities with a shared vision to challenge these proposals, providing a basis for the development of skills and knowledge and creating a means of building cohesion within and between the communities. Whole communities worked co-operatively together with success.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms. Colleen Morrish - Ouyen Women on Farms Gathering Organising Committee, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 21.10 cm (Width), 29.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: politics, agriculture, rural life, gender issues, globalisation, work, community groups, farms, rural women, women s associations, women on farms gatherings, farming information, waste management
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, 2004 Horsham WoFG
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Environmental Protection
Inscriptions: Text: PROPOSED TIEGA TOXIC WASTE DUMP.
Place & Date of Event: Horsham, Victoria, Australia, 2004
Place Depicted: Tiega, Victoria, Australia, 2004

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