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Digital Photograph - Members of Organising Committee, Women on Farms Gathering, Benalla, 2005 Image Reg. No: MM 90180

Photograph taken at the 2005 Benalla Women on Farms Gathering. This image depicts some of the members of the 2005 Benalla organising committee standing in the main foyer of the Benalla Bowls Club. The organising committee are wearing red polo shirts which were chosen to represent the Gathering's theme, 'Time to Smell the Roses.' According to chief organiser of the Benalla Gathering, Louise Armstrong, 'The weekend is to remind us that we too must take time to smell the roses and enjoy the journey rather than just focus on the destination.' During the Gathering all members of the Benalla Women on Farms Gathering committee wore the polo shirts so that they could be easily recognisable to Gathering attendees. The polo shirt was also worn at the 2004 Horsham Gathering in order to promote the 2005 Benalla Gathering.
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Description Of Content:
A group of women from the organising committee of the 2005 Benalla Gathering pose for a photograph in the Benalla Bowls Club, standing in front of Museum Victoria's Women on Farms Gathering display. From left to right: Kerry Wilson, Carol Hair, Melisse Robinson, Jenny Bickerdike, Louise Armstrong (rear row), Johanne ? unknown indigenous woman from Shepparton who officiated at the Welcome to Country ceremony, Jane Rushworth, Alana Johnson (rear row).

On Saturday morning some members of the Benalla Women on Farms Gathering committee 2005, gathered with Shepparton indigenous woman who welcomed gathering participants 'to country'. Our honoured indigenous guest was accompanied by her daughter and at the conclusion of the welcome, each participant received a gum leaf as a mark of respect for local country.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Anna Lottkowitz - Rural Women's Network Department for Victorian Rural Communities, 2006
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agriculture, rural victoria, rural life, community groups, farms, volunteers, rural women, women on farms gatherings, agricultural farming organisations
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, 2005 Benalla WoFG
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
People Depicted: Wilson, Kerry; Hair, Carol; Robinson, Melisse; Bickerdike, Jenny; Armstorng, Louise; Indigenous Woman; Johnson, Alana
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; JPEG
Place Depicted: Benalla, Victoria, Australia, 2005
Creator: Ms Anna Lottkowitz - Rural Women's Network Department for Victorian Rural Communities, Benalla, Victoria, Australia, 2005

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